History of Maides Park / Derick Davis Center
In April 30, 1963, 15 acres of land in East Wilmington formerly used as a peanut farm was donated to the City of Wilmington by Annie Payne in memory of the late James and Matilda Maides. On this, the Derick G.S. Davis Recreation Center was built in the 1970s, which was named after the late Derick G.S. Davis, who was the first African-American Director of the City of Wilmington’s Recreation Department.
Features and Amenities:
This is a multi-purpose park consisting two picnic areas with a baseball/softball field, outdoor basketball court, open athletic field, playground equipment, and tennis courts. The facility has two multi-purpose rooms, an arts and crafts room, full service kitchen, and computer room.
Call 341-7867 for information on programs.