George H.P. Smith Park

George H.P. Smith Park is located at the end of Dupont Avenue, where there is a paved parking lot right next to the Children's Playground. Smith Park boasts a pond shaded with native flora and inhabited by indigenous fauna, that is the perfect place for a family picinic and exercise. Facilities to help make your visit enjoyable include a fenced children's playground, a butterfly garden, a walking path with benches and a horseshoe pit. Fishing is allowed and encouraged. Grills and picnic tables are located near the island pavillion at the back of the Park. Named for former five-term Lewes Mayor George H.P. Smith. Mayor Smith was first appointed to fill a city council vacancy in 1976 and was elected to the position of Mayor in 1994 and re-elected four times. Former Mayor Smith was a longtime city councilman, mayor, educator and a man who will be remembered for his dedication to the city and his compassion for others. He died on September 11, 2005 at the age of 74.