Beer Garden near The Residences at Harlan FlatsThe Residences at Harlan Flats provide conveniently located apartments in downtown Wilmington, DE, right near all of the modern comforts that city living offers. While the bustling city center features leading restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, Wilmington isn’t all skyscrapers—it’s also home to ample opportunities for outdoor adventure. At Harlan Flats residents are just minutes from parks and other outdoor spaces that offer opportunities to enjoy nature, exercise, and sports.

Several large parks are within about a 10-minute drive of the rental community. Alapocas Run State Park spans more than 400 acres that feature walking and running trails, playgrounds, and a popular rock-climbing wall. Bellevue State Park offers spectacular views of the Delaware River and opportunities to enjoy tennis courts, a swimming pool, and several tracks. Rockford Park is one of the city’s oldest, dating back more than 100 years. Apart from its wide grassy spaces popular with everyone from athletes to picnickers, the park is a great spot to view statues that tell the history of Wilmington. At Brandywine Park, residents can jog or walk along scenic creekside trails, burn off some energy on the athletic fields, or take in the beauty of several gardens.

The park is also home to Brandywine Zoo, a 12-acre section of the park dating to the early 1900s that is one of the area’s most popular attractions. It is home to a diverse collection of animals and offers education and entertainment for visitors of all ages. Animal lovers will also want to visit Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge, just five minutes from Harlan Flats’ apartments in downtown Wilmington. The riverfront refuge gives visitors a unique environmental experience, offering hands-on lessons on wetlands and the creatures that inhabit them. Another park with an array of outdoor recreation opportunities is Rockwood Park, which features more than 70 acres of trails and gardens, as well as an historic estate from the mid-1800s that is now preserved as a museum.

Those looking for more organized outdoor activities near downtown Wilmington can check out Delaware Sports League, featuring nearly a dozen sports for people of all ages and abilities. Wilmington Ski Club, Delaware’s only statewide ski club, offers opportunities for sporting and socialization, while Wilmington Trail Club is geared toward hikers and paddlers. Cyclists will want to check out Bike Wilmington, a citywide initiative featuring frequent organized events and races.

At The Residences at Harlan Flats’ apartments in downtown Wilmington, DE residents can enjoy all that comes with city living—including outdoor recreation!

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