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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

About the Park

Bellevue Hall commands a grand view of this historic estate, and its present form reflects alterations made by William du Pont, Jr. Mr. du Pont surrounded his home with the finest facilities: tennis courts, equestrian stables, gardens, and a picturesque pond, amid woodlands and fields overlooking the Delaware River. Mansion tours are offered periodically, detailing how Mr. du Pont transformed the mansion from a Gothic Revival castle into a replica of President James Madison's home, Montpelier. The park was acquired by the State of Delaware in 1976.

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. From June through August, enjoy evening concerts and performances at the park's bandshell. Hayrides are available by reservation in the fall, and outdoor ice skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing are popular in winter, conditions permitting.

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

Wee Have Fun Club- Thanks! Craft

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

10:00 AM

Theme Today: Thanksgiving craftAges 3-5Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center, with the exception of our Fall Colors Hayride, which meets at the Percheron Barn.

Add to Calendar 11/13/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/13/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Thanks! Craft Theme Today: Thanksgiving craftAges 3-5Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center, with the exception of our Fall Colors Hayride, which meets at the Percheron Barn. Bellevue State Park

Fusion 5K

Saturday, November 16, 2019

9:00 AM

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Walk It Off!

Monday, November 18, 2019

9:00 AM

Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track.

Add to Calendar 11/18/2019 9:00:00 AM 11/18/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Stroller Rollers

Monday, November 18, 2019

11:00 AM

For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE

Add to Calendar 11/18/2019 11:00:00 AM 11/18/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Birds of Bellevue Walk

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

8:00 AM

Join our Volunteer Birder on a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes, walk lasts about 2 hours. Binoculars are available or bring your own. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the Arts Center.

Add to Calendar 11/20/2019 8:00:00 AM 11/13/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Birds of Bellevue Walk Join our Volunteer Birder on a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes, walk lasts about 2 hours. Binoculars are available or bring your own. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Wee Have Fun Club- Bump in the Night! Nocturnal Animals

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

10:00 AM

Theme Today: Nocturnal AnimalsAges 3-5Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center, with the exception of our Fall Colors Hayride, which meets at the Percheron Barn.

Add to Calendar 11/20/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/20/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wee Have Fun Club- Bump in the Night! Nocturnal Animals Theme Today: Nocturnal AnimalsAges 3-5Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun! Whenever possible, we will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. The fee for this program is $4 per child. Walk-ins are welcome. These programs meet at the Arts Center, with the exception of our Fall Colors Hayride, which meets at the Percheron Barn. Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off!

Monday, November 25, 2019

9:00 AM

Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track.

Add to Calendar 11/25/2019 9:00:00 AM 11/25/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Walk It Off! Picked up a few extra pounds? Or just want to get outside and enjoy the park? Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. There is no cost or pre-registration necessary. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the bathrooms near the track. Bellevue State Park

Stroller Rollers

Monday, November 25, 2019

11:00 AM

For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE

Add to Calendar 11/25/2019 11:00:00 AM 11/25/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Stroller Rollers For 12 months to 3 years. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park. Fresh air, exercise, and social interaction are added benefits for parents and children alike. Meet at the children’s train. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. FREE Bellevue State Park

Wee Have Fun Club- NO CLASS TODAY

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

10:00 AM

NO Wee Have Fun Class today

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