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Bellevue State Park


Tonight's Concert for July 24th is Cancelled

Tonight's concert has been cancelled due to the heat advisory.

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. The Figure 8 and Hunter Barns supply large flexible spaces both inside and out which can be adapted to a variety of events. The historic Mount Pleasant Meeting House and Parsonage offers an intimate area to hold ceremonies. The Tim Ross Music Garden provides a timeless elegance to any outdoor event, with a stone wall enclosing a slate patio this secluded spot still offers easy access to the rest of the park grounds. One of the most recognizable features of Bellevue’s Summer Concert Series, the Bandshell, offers a large outdoor performance space with ample additional space for seating.

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

Birds of Bellevue

Friday, February 3, 2023

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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free.

Add to Calendar 2/3/2023 8:00:00 AM 2/3/2023 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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free. Bellevue

Full Moon Hike

Sunday, February 5, 2023

5:30 PM

As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046

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Add to Calendar 2/5/2023 5:30:00 PM 2/5/2023 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046 Bellevue

Birds of Bellevue

Friday, March 3, 2023

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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free.

Add to Calendar 3/3/2023 8:00:00 AM 3/3/2023 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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free. Bellevue

Full Moon Hike

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

6:30 PM

As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046

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Add to Calendar 3/7/2023 6:30:00 PM 3/7/2023 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046 Bellevue

Sap to Syrup

Saturday, March 11, 2023

10:00 AM

Learn all about tree sap and how syrup is made from it first hand! You will get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. $15 per person. Register by close of business on March 10

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Add to Calendar 3/11/2023 10:00:00 AM 3/11/2023 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 will get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. $15 per person. Register by close of business on March 10 Bellevue

Sap to Syrup

Saturday, March 11, 2023

1:00 PM

Learn all about tree sap and how syrup is made from it first hand! You will get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. $15 per person. Register by close of business on March 10

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Add to Calendar 3/11/2023 1:00:00 PM 3/11/2023 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 will get to tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup-tasting. Appropriate for all ages. $15 per person. Register by close of business on March 10 Bellevue

Murder Mystery - FULL

Friday, March 24, 2023

7:00 PM

Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger through a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. $35 per person. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by close of business March 23.

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Add to Calendar 3/24/2023 7:00:00 PM 3/24/2023 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Murder Mystery - FULL Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger through a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. $35 per person. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by close of business March 23. Bellevue

Murder Mystery - FULL

Sunday, March 26, 2023

6:00 PM

Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger through a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. $35 per person. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by close of business March 23.

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Add to Calendar 3/26/2023 6:00:00 PM 3/26/2023 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Murder Mystery - FULL Play along in our popular Murder Mystery! With food, prizes, kooky characters and a chance to linger through a DuPont mansion, this night will be one to remember. Can you figure out “who done it?” Must be 18 or older. $35 per person. Online registration ends three days prior to the program. After that, please call 302-761-6963. Register by close of business March 23. Bellevue

Full Moon Hike

Thursday, April 6, 2023

7:30 PM

As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046

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Add to Calendar 4/6/2023 7:30:00 PM 4/6/2023 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046 Bellevue

Birds of Bellevue

Friday, April 7, 2023

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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free.

Add to Calendar 4/7/2023 8:00:00 AM 4/7/2023 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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free. Bellevue

Birds of Bellevue

Friday, May 5, 2023

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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free.

Add to Calendar 5/5/2023 8:00:00 AM 5/5/2023 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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free. Bellevue

Full Moon Hike

Friday, May 5, 2023

8:30 PM

As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/5/2023 8:30:00 PM 5/5/2023 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046 Bellevue

Birds of Bellevue

Friday, June 2, 2023

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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free.

Add to Calendar 6/2/2023 8:00:00 AM 6/2/2023 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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free. Bellevue

Full Moon Hike

Sunday, June 4, 2023

8:30 PM

As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046

Register Online

Add to Calendar 6/4/2023 8:30:00 PM 6/4/2023 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046 Bellevue

Full Moon Hike

Monday, July 3, 2023

8:30 PM

As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046

Register Online

Add to Calendar 7/3/2023 8:30:00 PM 7/3/2023 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046 Bellevue

Full Moon Hike

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

7:00 PM

As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046

Register Online

Add to Calendar 8/1/2023 7:00:00 PM 8/1/2023 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046 Bellevue

Full Moon Hike

Friday, September 29, 2023

6:30 PM

As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046

Register Online

Add to Calendar 9/29/2023 6:30:00 PM 9/29/2023 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046 Bellevue

Full Moon Hike

Saturday, October 28, 2023

7:00 PM

As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046

Register Online

Add to Calendar 10/28/2023 7:00:00 PM 10/28/2023 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046 Bellevue

Full Moon Hike

Monday, November 27, 2023

7:00 PM

As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046

Register Online

Add to Calendar 11/27/2023 7:00:00 PM 11/27/2023 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike As the full moon rises, we'll be searching for the perfect spot to enjoy its splendor. All ages are welcome. Leashed dogs allowed. Meet at the Front Office parking lot, right after the fee booth. $6 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046 Bellevue