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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

Walk it Off

Monday, November 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 11/28/2022 9:00:00 AM 11/28/2022 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

Birds of Bellevue

Friday, December 2, 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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free.

Add to Calendar 12/2/2022 8:00:00 AM 12/2/2022 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 302-793-3046. Walk-ups accepted. Free. Bellevue

Birds of Bellevue

Friday, December 2, 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 302-761-6963

Add to Calendar 12/2/2022 8:00:00 AM 12/2/2022 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 302-761-6963 Bellevue

Walk it Off

Monday, December 5, 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 12/5/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/5/2022 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

Walk it Off

Monday, December 5, 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 12/5/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/5/2022 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

Jingle Belle Wagon Ride

Saturday, December 10, 2022

3:00 PM

Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned wagon-ride that's decked with holly and bells! After riding throughout the park, hop off to enjoy a warm campfire. Guests will have one hour at the fire, and are encouraged to bring their own refreshments to enjoy around it. Skewers will be available upon request. Food will not be provided for the fire. Park in the main parking lot, and sign in at the Arts Center. Ages 2 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046. $15 per person

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Add to Calendar 12/10/2022 3:00:00 PM 12/10/2022 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Jingle Belle Wagon Ride Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned wagon-ride that's decked with holly and bells! After riding throughout the park, hop off to enjoy a warm campfire. Guests will have one hour at the fire, and are encouraged to bring their own refreshments to enjoy around it. Skewers will be available upon request. Food will not be provided for the fire. Park in the main parking lot, and sign in at the Arts Center. Ages 2 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046. $15 per person Bellevue

Jingle Belle Wagon Ride

Saturday, December 10, 2022

4:00 PM

Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned wagon-ride that's decked with holly and bells! After riding throughout the park, hop off to enjoy a warm campfire. Guests will have one hour at the fire, and are encouraged to bring their own refreshments to enjoy around it. Skewers will be available upon request. Food will not be provided for the fire. Park in the main parking lot, and sign in at the Arts Center. Ages 2 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 12/10/2022 4:00:00 PM 12/10/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Jingle Belle Wagon Ride Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned wagon-ride that's decked with holly and bells! After riding throughout the park, hop off to enjoy a warm campfire. Guests will have one hour at the fire, and are encouraged to bring their own refreshments to enjoy around it. Skewers will be available upon request. Food will not be provided for the fire. Park in the main parking lot, and sign in at the Arts Center. Ages 2 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046. $15 per person Bellevue

Jingle Belle Wagon Ride

Saturday, December 10, 2022

5:00 PM

Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned wagon-ride that's decked with holly and bells! After riding throughout the park, hop off to enjoy a warm campfire. Guests will have one hour at the fire, and are encouraged to bring their own refreshments to enjoy around it. Skewers will be available upon request. Food will not be provided for the fire. Park in the main parking lot, and sign in at the Arts Center. Ages 2 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 12/10/2022 5:00:00 PM 12/10/2022 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Jingle Belle Wagon Ride Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned wagon-ride that's decked with holly and bells! After riding throughout the park, hop off to enjoy a warm campfire. Guests will have one hour at the fire, and are encouraged to bring their own refreshments to enjoy around it. Skewers will be available upon request. Food will not be provided for the fire. Park in the main parking lot, and sign in at the Arts Center. Ages 2 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046. $15 per person Bellevue

Walk it Off

Monday, December 12, 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 12/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/12/2022 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

Walk it Off

Monday, December 12, 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 12/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/12/2022 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

Walk it Off

Monday, December 19, 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 12/19/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/19/2022 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

Walk it Off

Monday, December 19, 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 12/19/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/19/2022 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

Winter Solstice Celebration

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

7:00 PM

Cozy up around the campfire on the darkest night of the year: The Winter Solstice! We’ll share what science has to say about it, as well as folklore from around the world. Guests are permitted to bring their own snacks - smores fixings and skewers will be provided. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046. $8 per person

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Add to Calendar 12/21/2022 7:00:00 PM 12/21/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Solstice Celebration Cozy up around the campfire on the darkest night of the year: The Winter Solstice! We’ll share what science has to say about it, as well as folklore from around the world. Guests are permitted to bring their own snacks - smores fixings and skewers will be provided. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-793-3046. $8 per person Bellevue

Walk it Off

Monday, December 26, 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 12/26/2022 9:00:00 AM 12/26/2022 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

Birds of Bellevue

Friday, January 6, 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 1/6/2023 8:00:00 AM 1/6/2023 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, January 6, 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 302-761-6964

Add to Calendar 1/6/2023 8:00:00 AM 1/6/2023 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 302-761-6964 Bellevue

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

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 302-761-6965

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 302-761-6965 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

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 302-761-6966

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 302-761-6966 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, 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 302-761-6967

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 302-761-6967 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 302-761-6968

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 302-761-6968 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

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 302-761-6969

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 302-761-6969 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