The Rodney Square Conservancy is dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the historic square for the benefit of the entire community and future generations. We envision a future for the square that ensures a clean, safe, and friendly environment for this historic site.
The Rodney Square Conservancy mission
The Rodney Square Conservancy is a partnership of Wilmington residents, local and state government, and businesses committed to the revitalization and preservation of the historic square for the entire community and future generations.
Board of Directors
The Rodney Square Conservancy is governed by a Board of Directors composed of professionals, executives, local government, and philanthropists residing and/or working in and around Rodney Square.
History and its path forward
Rodney Square and its four surrounding buildings were completed in 1937 and represented one of the first models of The City Beautiful Movement which sought to improve social order by introducing more beauty in the urban landscape. In November 2011, Rodney Square Landscape and Buildings, the Caesar Rodney equestrian statue and the Nemours building were placed on the National Register of the Historic Places.
Over the years, deferred maintenance has taken a toll on the historic Rodney Square. The revitalization of the Square is a top focus of the Rodney Square Conservancy (RSC). The project will clean up existing stonework, improve lighting, and provide more greenery and seating areas for the community, visitors, and surrounding businesses to enjoy the city park.
The renovation of Rodney Square is a public and private project. It will include new masonry and paving, improved irrigation systems that will assist with stormwater management, upgraded lights and electrical systems, lighted fountains, planters, benches and tables, trash and recycling collection bins, as well as new trees, shrubs and green areas. Below is an artist rendering of the Square's future.