Newark is a city in Delaware, located 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington.  It is home to the University of Delaware and has a population of approximately 30,000.  The city boasts a lovely amount of public parks in and around the city.  In the south there is Iron Hill Park while to the west is Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area.  There are many other parks in the area as well.  These parks provide great space for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and more.