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Iafrati Park

Subfacility of City of DuPont Parks & Open Spaces


  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Dogi-Pot Receptacle
  3. Drinking Fountain
  4. Electrical Access
  5. Food Options in Area
  6. Garbage Receptical
  7. Historical Marker/ Area
  8. Interpretive/ Educational Signage
  9. Monument/ Memorial
  10. Open Turf Area
  11. Parking
  12. Pavilion
  13. Picnic Areas
  14. Picnic Tables
  15. Restrooms

Named after former DuPont Mayor, John Iafrati and his wife Ruth, this park resides by the historic entry gate to the DuPont Historic Village. The park provides views of the private homes which were once the home of the former DuPont Explosives (PowderWorks) Plant Manager (100 Brandywine) and Assistant Manager (125 Barksdale). The park features a large expansive open field, picnic areas, and a pavilion with restrooms which can be rented for private gatherings

John served two terms as Mayor from 1969-1972 and 1976-1979. He purchased the plot of land to be used as a park. Ruth was a member of the museum committee for 20 years and played a crucial role in creating the DuPont Historical Museum as well as placing the town's historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1866 the area was home to the first public school in the community known at the time as the District #7 Schoolhouse.