Open spaces, trails, wetlands and municipal parks of Dover have become woven into our resident’s regular life-patterns. They provide beauty, a chance to relax or view wildlife and the opportunity to socialize with your neighbors. A stroll along the trails or a relaxing day in the park renews and refreshes.
Additionally, the parks and open spaces help minimize some of the city's environmental impacts by mitigating storm water runoff, absorbing air pollution, reducing the urban heat effect, and guarantees habitat for wildlife. The renewal of natural ecosystems through use of "open spaces" provide economic, environmental and social benefits to Dover and the surrounding community, fulfilling a balanced approach called for by sustainability.
It is because these areas are so important to our residents that the City of Dover has found it necessary to define permitted uses and prohibit activities that may interfere with everyone’s enjoyment of the parks and beach. Ordinance 102 has been developed to guide the use of City Parks and City Hall properties. For more information about Ordinance 102, please contact City Hall.
We encourage you to visit and enjoy your parks, open spaces and trails.