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Bellevue State Park


Special Notice: 6/3/2019 - Construction Detours

  • I-495: take Exit 4 (Edgemoor). Turn right on Edgemoor Road, then slight right onto Rt 3 (Marsh Road), then turn right on Carr Road. The park entrance will be on the right.
  • I-95 Northbound: take Exit 10 (Harvey Road). Turn right on Harvey Road, then right on Philadelphia Pike. Turn right on Silverside Road then left on Carr Road. The park entrance will be on the left.
  • I-95 Southbound: take Exit 9 (Marsh Road) and turn left on Marsh Road. Turn left onto Washington Street Extension. Turn left on Phildelphia Pike, left on Bellevue Parkway, and left again on Carr Road. The park entrance will be on the left.

If you require assistance, please call the park office at (302) 761-6963

Find Your Adventure at Bellevue

Bellevue Hall at Bellevue State Park

Experience Bellevue Hall

Take a scheduled tour of this former DuPont family mansion, or explore the native and exotic plants and trees in the surrounding arboretum.

The pond at Bellevue

Explore the Pond

Gather your bait and tackle for some quiet fishing, or just sit by the water and enjoy the tranquillity.

 

 

 

Bellevue State Park offers concerts every summer

Enjoy a Concert

Visit our Summer Concert Series page for information about the summer concerts at the park's bandshell.

Bellevue Woods is a nature preserve within Bellevue State Park

Hike Bellevue Woods

This nature preserve in the heart of the city features a flowing creek, large meadows, and deer and other wildlife.

 

The Oval Track at Bellevue State Park is popular with walkers and joggers

Run the Track

Test your endurance around the Oval Track, a 1 1/8-mile former equestrian track that today features 20 exercise stations.

Bellevue State Park offers many great picnic locations

Superintendent’s Pick: Have a Picnic

Pack a lunch and enjoy the grounds of this former DuPont family estate, an outstanding example of leisured life in the Gilded Age.

About the Park

Tucked in the middle of suburban Wilmington sits Bellevue State Park, a former DuPont estate. William Dupont Jr. (1896-1965), the estate's last owner and avid equestrian, transformed this land to include horse stables, indoor horse training facilities, and most notably a 1 ⅛ mile long horse track. Today, the track is used by guests, and encircles meadows, rentable pavilions, and a quaint pond perfect for fishing. William DuPont’s home, Bellevue Hall, stands as the park’s centerpiece, though prior to the 1930s, a Gothic Revival Castle known as Woolton Hall stood in its place. Bellevue Hall is an elegant venue for private events and is surrounded by the Dupont’s collection of trees from around the world. Twelve additional structures that kept the estate self-sustaining can be spotted throughout the park, like the Percheron Barn that watches over the community gardens. Over time, the land evolved to offer guests a chance to also enjoy a round of disc golf through woods and meadows, or a stroll with family, friends, and pets along the paved Northern Greenway Trail.

Outdoor Recreation

A 1-and-1/8-mile fitness track circles a catch-and-release fishing pond stocked with bass, catfish, and sunfish, while the nearby exercise trail offers a refreshing workout. Hiking trails allow you to explore other parts of the estate. If you prefer cycling, both paved and unpaved paths lead you on a leisurely tour.

Bellevue Tennis Center features eight clay courts and offers a number of tennis programs, both instructional and social, as well as tennis lessons and racquet-stringing. Bellevue is also home to Wellspring Farm, a modern equestrian facility with indoor and outdoor arenas offering private and group riding lessons, boarding and therapeutic riding.

Weddings, Meetings and Special Events

Bellevue State Park is home to several venues available for weddings, celebrations and gatherings of all types. Bellevue Hall provides elegant indoor settings for receptions and corporate functions, while the mansion's grounds and gardens are the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Cauffiel House offers a grand country home experience, with period bedrooms offering overnight accommodations for up to six guests.

Hosting Your Event at Bellevue

Programs, Concerts, and Camps

Summer theme camps entertain and educate children. Hayrides are available by reservation in the fall, and outdoor ice skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing are popular in winter, conditions permitting. Information about the summer concerts and performances at the park's bandshell will be available soon.

Nature Preserve

Bellevue Woods Nature Preserve - mixed hardwood forest, stream corridor with rock outcrops. This tract contains mature trees and helps protect a larger contiguous tract of mature woodlands. Provides a buffer to and protection for Stoney Creek. This Nature Preserve is a great example of a small piedmont forested stream corridor.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only), parking, bathrooms in park office

Acreage: 28 acres

Upcoming Events

Zumba On the Patio

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

6:00 PM

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/27/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park

The Core (Eric Clapton Tribute Band)

Thursday, July 29, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/29/2021 8:30:00 PM America/New_York The Core (Eric Clapton Tribute Band) Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Zumba On the Patio

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

6:00 PM

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/3/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/3/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park

Monkeephiles

Thursday, August 5, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 8/5/2021 6:30:00 PM 8/5/2021 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Monkeephiles Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Lanternfly Roundup

Saturday, August 7, 2021

1:00 PM

There's a big problem that needs to be squashed, and we need your help! We'll hike with a mission to stomp them out, join us! Registration required: 302-761-6963 Free

Add to Calendar 8/7/2021 1:00:00 PM 8/7/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lanternfly Roundup There's a big problem that needs to be squashed, and we need your help! We'll hike with a mission to stomp them out, join us! Registration required: 302-761-6963 Free Bellevue State Park

Zumba On the Patio

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

6:00 PM

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/10/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/10/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park

Malarkey Brothers

Thursday, August 12, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 8/12/2021 6:30:00 PM 8/12/2021 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Malarkey Brothers Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Night Owls

Friday, August 13, 2021

7:45 PM

Walk with us after hours and put on your big ears and eyes, we're searching for owls! Register Online or by calling: 302-761-6963 $5 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/13/2021 7:45:00 PM 8/13/2021 8:45:00 PM America/New_York Night Owls Walk with us after hours and put on your big ears and eyes, we're searching for owls! Register Online or by calling: 302-761-6963 $5 per person Bellevue State Park

Nature 101

Sunday, August 15, 2021

1:00 PM

Ever wonder how nature works? Wonder no more! We'll give you the basics on the organsims you see everday at Bellevue, and each month will be something new! For all ages. Registration Required: 302-761-6963 Free

Add to Calendar 8/15/2021 1:00:00 PM 8/15/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Nature 101 Ever wonder how nature works? Wonder no more! We'll give you the basics on the organsims you see everday at Bellevue, and each month will be something new! For all ages. Registration Required: 302-761-6963 Free Bellevue State Park

Zumba On the Patio

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

6:00 PM

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/17/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/17/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park

Spokey Speaky

Thursday, August 19, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 8/19/2021 6:30:00 PM 8/19/2021 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Spokey Speaky Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Full Moon Hike

Sunday, August 22, 2021

7:30 PM

As the sun goes down, the moon comes out. Join our Hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance! Register Online or by calling: 302-761-6963 $5 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/22/2021 7:30:00 PM 8/22/2021 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the sun goes down, the moon comes out. Join our Hike through the park as we search for a good view of its dazzling performance! Register Online or by calling: 302-761-6963 $5 per person Bellevue State Park

Zumba On the Patio

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

6:00 PM

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/24/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/24/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park

Lunchtime Concert: Steve & Sam Nobles

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

12:00 PM

Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 8/25/2021 12:00:00 PM 8/25/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lunchtime Concert: Steve & Sam Nobles Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

The Big Jangle (Tom Petty Tribute Band)

Thursday, August 26, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 8/26/2021 6:30:00 PM 8/26/2021 8:30:00 PM America/New_York The Big Jangle (Tom Petty Tribute Band) Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Zumba On the Patio

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

6:00 PM

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/31/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/31/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park

Lunchtime Concert: Valerie West

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

12:00 PM

Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 9/1/2021 12:00:00 PM 9/1/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lunchtime Concert: Valerie West Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

John Flynn

Thursday, September 2, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 9/2/2021 6:30:00 PM 9/2/2021 8:30:00 PM America/New_York John Flynn Join us on Thursday evenings for our Summer Concert Series! Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Lunchtime Concert: Meeta Parker

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

12:00 PM

Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 9/8/2021 12:00:00 PM 9/8/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lunchtime Concert: Meeta Parker Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Lunchtime Concert: John & June Gallagher

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

12:00 PM

Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 9/15/2021 12:00:00 PM 9/15/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lunchtime Concert: John & June Gallagher Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Lunchtime Concert: Sam Smick

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

12:00 PM

Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 9/22/2021 12:00:00 PM 9/22/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lunchtime Concert: Sam Smick Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Lunchtime Concert: Peter McCarthy

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

12:00 PM

Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 9/29/2021 12:00:00 PM 9/29/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lunchtime Concert: Peter McCarthy Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Lunchtime Concert: John Pollard

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

12:00 PM

Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free

Add to Calendar 10/6/2021 12:00:00 PM 10/6/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Lunchtime Concert: John Pollard Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at 302-761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Free Bellevue State Park

Zumba On the Patio

Monday, July 20, 2201

6:00 PM

Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/20/2201 6:00:00 PM 7/20/2201 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Zumba On the Patio Join licensed Zumba instructor Karen for the most fun hour of exercise! Can modify for all levels, no experience is needed. Ages 16 and up. Must pre-register the business day before by 4 p.m., space is limited. Call 302-761-6963 to register. Free Bellevue State Park