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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

Walk it Off

Monday, January 24, 2022

9:00 AM

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 1/24/2022 9:00:00 AM 1/24/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Little Adventures

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

10:00 AM

Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks

Add to Calendar 1/26/2022 10:00:00 AM 1/26/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Adventures Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks Bellevue State Park

Walk it Off

Monday, January 31, 2022

9:00 AM

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 1/31/2022 9:00:00 AM 1/31/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Park after Dark

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

6:30 PM

Walk with us to see what creatures are out and about after hours! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 2/1/2022 6:30:00 PM 2/1/2022 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Park after Dark Walk with us to see what creatures are out and about after hours! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person Bellevue State Park

Coffee, Tea and Pastries with Sides of History and Nature

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

10:00 AM

Join our naturalists on the Arts Center patio for coffee or tea while we discuss Bellevue's history and nature. After, enjoy a stroll through the park to visit different historic and natural sites. Weather Permitting. Register online or call 302-761-6963. Meet on the Arts Center Patio $8 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 2/2/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/2/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Coffee, Tea and Pastries with Sides of History and Nature Join our naturalists on the Arts Center patio for coffee or tea while we discuss Bellevue's history and nature. After, enjoy a stroll through the park to visit different historic and natural sites. Weather Permitting. Register online or call 302-761-6963. Meet on the Arts Center Patio $8 per person Bellevue State Park

Birds of Bellevue

Friday, February 4, 2022

8:00 AM

Our resident birder will help you see all the birds of Bellevue up close, if you can spot them in time! Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6965

Add to Calendar 2/4/2022 8:00:00 AM 2/4/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Birds of Bellevue Our resident birder will help you see all the birds of Bellevue up close, if you can spot them in time! Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6965 Bellevue State Park

Walk it Off

Monday, February 7, 2022

9:00 AM

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 2/7/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/7/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Little Adventures

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

10:00 AM

Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks

Add to Calendar 2/9/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/9/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Adventures Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks Bellevue State Park

Junior Adventures

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

4:30 PM

Junior Adventurers will shadow our naturalists, exploring the park to learn all there is to know! Each week will bring something new and include time for crafts, stories and games. Drop-off program. Ages 5 - 7. Registration ends 48 hours prior to the program. $10 per child

Register Online

Add to Calendar 2/9/2022 4:30:00 PM 2/9/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Junior Adventures Junior Adventurers will shadow our naturalists, exploring the park to learn all there is to know! Each week will bring something new and include time for crafts, stories and games. Drop-off program. Ages 5 - 7. Registration ends 48 hours prior to the program. $10 per child Bellevue State Park

Walk it Off

Monday, February 14, 2022

10:00 AM

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 2/14/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/17/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Coffee, Tea and Pastries with Sides of History and Nature

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

10:00 AM

Join our naturalists on the Arts Center patio for coffee or tea while we discuss Bellevue's history and nature. After, enjoy a stroll through the park to visit different historic and natural sites. Weather Permitting. Register online or call 302-761-6963. Meet on the Arts Center Patio $8 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 2/16/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/16/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Coffee, Tea and Pastries with Sides of History and Nature Join our naturalists on the Arts Center patio for coffee or tea while we discuss Bellevue's history and nature. After, enjoy a stroll through the park to visit different historic and natural sites. Weather Permitting. Register online or call 302-761-6963. Meet on the Arts Center Patio $8 per person Bellevue State Park

Full Moon HIke

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

7:00 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 2/16/2022 7:00:00 PM 2/16/2022 8:00:00 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. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. $6 per person Bellevue State Park

Walk it Off

Monday, February 21, 2022

9:00 AM

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 2/21/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/21/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Little Adventures

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

10:00 AM

Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks

Add to Calendar 2/23/2022 10:00:00 AM 2/23/2022 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Little Adventures Bring your little adventurer to Bellevue for nature fun! Each session will have a different theme and include nature walks, stories and crafts. Parent attendance required, this is not a drop-off program. Ages 3 - 4. Meet at the Arts Center. To register, call 302-761-6963. Themes: December 1 - Birds, December 15 - Hibernation, January 12 - Night Sky, January 26 - Snowy Days, February 9 - Winter Trees, February 23 - Animal Tracks Bellevue State Park

Junior Adventures

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

4:30 PM

Junior Adventurers will shadow our naturalists, exploring the park to learn all there is to know! Each week will bring something new and include time for crafts, stories and games. Drop-off program. Ages 5 - 7. Registration ends 48 hours prior to the program. $10 per child

Register Online

Add to Calendar 2/23/2022 4:30:00 PM 2/23/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Junior Adventures Junior Adventurers will shadow our naturalists, exploring the park to learn all there is to know! Each week will bring something new and include time for crafts, stories and games. Drop-off program. Ages 5 - 7. Registration ends 48 hours prior to the program. $10 per child Bellevue State Park

Walk it Off

Monday, February 28, 2022

9:00 AM

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free

Add to Calendar 2/28/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/28/2022 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk it Off Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome! Meet at the top of the main parking lot. Registration not required. Free Bellevue State Park

Sap to Syrup

Saturday, March 12, 2022

10:00 AM

Learn all about tree sap and how syrup is made from it first hand! You'll get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. Register by COB on March 10. Register online or by calling 302-761-6963 $15

Register Online

Add to Calendar 3/12/2022 10:00:00 AM 3/12/2022 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Sap to Syrup Learn all about tree sap and how syrup is made from it first hand! You'll get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. Register by COB on March 10. Register online or by calling 302-761-6963 $15 Bellevue State Park

Sap to Syrup

Saturday, March 12, 2022

1:00 PM

Learn all about tree sap and how syrup is made from it first hand! You'll get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. Register by COB on March 10. Register online or by calling 302-761-6963 $15

Register Online

Add to Calendar 3/12/2022 1:00:00 PM 3/12/2022 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Sap to Syrup Learn all about tree sap and how syrup is made from it first hand! You'll get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. Register by COB on March 10. Register online or by calling 302-761-6963 $15 Bellevue State Park

Murder Mystery

Friday, April 8, 2022

7:00 PM

Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger in a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. Cash bar benefitting the Friends of Bellevue for ages 21 and up. Refreshments provided by JAM Catering. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by COB March 23. $35 per person

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Add to Calendar 4/8/2022 7:00:00 PM 4/8/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Murder Mystery Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger in a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. Cash bar benefitting the Friends of Bellevue for ages 21 and up. Refreshments provided by JAM Catering. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by COB March 23. $35 per person Bellevue State Park

Murder Mystery

Saturday, April 9, 2022

7:00 PM

Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger in a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. Cash bar benefitting the Friends of Bellevue for ages 21 and up. Refreshments provided by JAM Catering. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by COB March 23. $35 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 4/9/2022 7:00:00 PM 4/9/2022 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Murder Mystery Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger in a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. Cash bar benefitting the Friends of Bellevue for ages 21 and up. Refreshments provided by JAM Catering. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by COB March 23. $35 per person Bellevue State Park