Welcome to PAL of Delaware!

Posted Tuesday, 1/27 @ 11:00am
PAL facilities will be open today (Tuesday, January 27th).
For future reference, the PAL weather policy is listed below:
PAL facilities are meant for after-school activities between 2-7pm, and are not equipped or staffed to care for youth when schools have early dismissals and emergency closings. In the event of inclement weather, please plan on picking up your child directly from school as the PAL Centers will most certainly be closing early as well. If arrangements cannot be made to pick up your child from school, or you have any questions, contact your local PAL office (opens @ 11am) and speak with a PAL Program Manager or Police Officer.
Hockessin PAL: (302) 239-8857, Program Manager-Chris Colby, PAL Officer-Master Corporal Hoban
Garfield Park PAL: (302) 656-9501, Program Manager-Dave Salter, PAL Officer-Master Corporal Lee
Delaware City PAL (opens @ 1pm): (302) 838-7645, Program Manager-Tracy Dougherty
Absalom Jones: Contact Hockessin PAL
**Hockessin PAL Middle School Dances**
The next PAL Dance will be held on Saturday, February 14th!
The dance runs from 7-10pm!
The PAL Middle School dances are for students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade only.
(PAL Dances are a fundraiser for the Police Athletic League of DE, Inc.)
**PAL of Delaware's S.A.V.E. Program**
The Suicide and Violence Education (S.A.V.E.) program is a FREE program funded through the
Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services of the Delaware Children's Department (DSCYF).
The S.A.V.E. program will incorporate instruction on suicide prevention and anti-bullying, violence prevention, academic coaching, physical fitness, and field trips for cultural and educational enrichment.
If you are interested in registering your child in the S.A.V.E. program, or would like more information, please contact the Program Coordinator at your local PAL facility:
Hockessin PAL - Chris Colby, (302) 239-8857, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
New Castle PAL at Garfield Park - Dave Salter, (302) 656-9501, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Delaware City PAL - Tracy Dougherty, (302) 838-7645 , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Belvedere/Absalom Jones PAL - Heather Morris, (302 )239-8857, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
**Follow the PAL of Delaware on social media**
 Search for Hockessin PAL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Check out all the fun activities/programs we offer our members, as well as upcoming fundraisers and events!
Also, the PAL of DE is a member of the social media platform called 5 ROADS. (Click for link to website)
5 ROADS focuses on bringing individuals and organizations together for activities and events that enrich the community!
Check out what 5 ROADS has to offer, and like the PAL's profile:
**After-School Program and Open Gym at the PAL of Delaware**
Register your child now for the after-school program at the Hockessin P.A.L,
New Castle P.A.L at Garfield Park, Delaware City P.A.L, or our new location at the Absalom Jones Center in Belvedere!
(The PAL of DE is for youth between the ages of 8-18)
Visit any of these P.A.L locations for more information, or call:
Hockessin: (302) 239-8857
Garfield Park: (302) 656-9501
Delaware City: (302) 838-7645


You can designate the Police Athletic League of Delaware, Inc. (PAL DE) when you donate to United Way!

Simply enter the PAL of DE code (9562) on your United Way pledge form and United Way will funnel your donation to PAL of DE - you'll directly help the kids we serve!

Volunteers & Donations

Volunteers & Donations


PAL is a non-profit organization that appreciates Volunteers and/or Donations to help fund the program for Delaware's youth.


If you are interested in renting space at our Hockessin location please call Jo Ann Freebery at (302) 239-8859.

If you are interested in renting space at our Garfield Park location please call Sheena Friend at (302) 656-9501.




Visit the New Castle County Police website
for more information on the Explorers Program!