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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

Full Moon Hike

Sunday, July 5, 2020

8:30 PM

Join us as we take an hour-long hike through the park and enjoy the nocturnal life at Bellevue. Starting locations will vary, so be sure to register to find out where to meet. Visit the front office to register or call (302) 761-6963. Free

Add to Calendar 7/5/2020 8:30:00 PM 7/5/2020 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Join us as we take an hour-long hike through the park and enjoy the nocturnal life at Bellevue. Starting locations will vary, so be sure to register to find out where to meet. Visit the front office to register or call (302) 761-6963. Free Bellevue State Park

Junior Naturalist

Monday, July 6, 2020

9:00 AM

Explore a different nature theme each day through outdoor exploration, discussions and hands-on activities or crafts. Campers will use their experiences to create a nature journal for the week.

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RECREATION CAMP: Wild Wild West

Monday, July 6, 2020

9:00 AM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

Add to Calendar 7/6/2020 9:00:00 AM 7/10/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York RECREATION CAMP: Wild Wild West Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Summer Zumba on the Patio!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

6:00 PM

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

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Wag it Off

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

6:00 PM

You and your pup can enjoy an hour-long group walk through the park! Dogs must be leashed and handled by an adult hiker for the entire program. For the safety of our furry friends, dogs must get along well with others. Two dog limit per person. Please bring waste bags. Meet at the track. Might be cancelled due to inclement weather. Free

Add to Calendar 7/8/2020 6:00:00 PM 7/8/2020 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Wag it Off You and your pup can enjoy an hour-long group walk through the park! Dogs must be leashed and handled by an adult hiker for the entire program. For the safety of our furry friends, dogs must get along well with others. Two dog limit per person. Please bring waste bags. Meet at the track. Might be cancelled due to inclement weather. Free Bellevue State Park

Young Explorers: Nature's Rainbows

Monday, July 13, 2020

9:00 AM

Each day, explore a nature topic through a hands-on hike and nature craft. Daily activities relate to the theme of the week and are documented on our “Look What We Did Today” wall for parents to see. Each week will be different, so sign up for one or all three! *Note: Before care is available, but no after care.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2020 9:00:00 AM 7/17/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Young Explorers: Nature's Rainbows Each day, explore a nature topic through a hands-on hike and nature craft. Daily activities relate to the theme of the week and are documented on our “Look What We Did Today” wall for parents to see. Each week will be different, so sign up for one or all three! *Note: Before care is available, but no after care. Bellevue State Park

RECREATION CAMP: Winter in July

Monday, July 13, 2020

9:00 AM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

Add to Calendar 7/13/2020 9:00:00 AM 7/17/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York RECREATION CAMP: Winter in July Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

The Bellevue Explorers

Monday, July 20, 2020

9:00 AM

This camp is for serious nature lovers and adventurers. We will develop your outdoor skills and explore all the many hidden gems at Bellevue. This camp is full of hiking, adventuring and nature crafts.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2020 9:00:00 AM 7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York The Bellevue Explorers This camp is for serious nature lovers and adventurers. We will develop your outdoor skills and explore all the many hidden gems at Bellevue. This camp is full of hiking, adventuring and nature crafts. Bellevue State Park

RECREATION CAMP: Mad Scientists

Monday, July 20, 2020

9:00 AM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2020 9:00:00 AM 7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York RECREATION CAMP: Mad Scientists Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Bug Adventures

Monday, July 27, 2020

9:00 AM

Are you buggy for insects? We will explore the world of insects with hikes, crafts, hands-on activities, discussions and more. By the end of this week you will definitely love bugs!

Add to Calendar 7/27/2020 9:00:00 AM 7/31/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Bug Adventures Are you buggy for insects? We will explore the world of insects with hikes, crafts, hands-on activities, discussions and more. By the end of this week you will definitely love bugs! Bellevue State Park

RECREATION CAMP: Hands on History

Monday, July 27, 2020

9:00 AM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2020 9:00:00 AM 7/31/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York RECREATION CAMP: Hands on History Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

RECREATION CAMP: Pirates Cove

Monday, August 3, 2020

9:00 AM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2020 9:00:00 AM 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York RECREATION CAMP: Pirates Cove Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Intro to Photography

Monday, August 3, 2020

9:00 AM

Explore different photography techniques each day with hands-on applications. Parents will be invited to an art show on Friday afternoon highlighting campers’ work throughout the week. All supplies, including two disposable cameras and photo printing costs, are included in the camp fee.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2020 9:00:00 AM 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Intro to Photography Explore different photography techniques each day with hands-on applications. Parents will be invited to an art show on Friday afternoon highlighting campers’ work throughout the week. All supplies, including two disposable cameras and photo printing costs, are included in the camp fee. Bellevue State Park

RECREATION CAMP: Mooving and Groovin

Monday, August 10, 2020

9:00 AM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2020 9:00:00 AM 8/14/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York RECREATION CAMP: Mooving and Groovin Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park

Young Explorers: What's That Habitat

Monday, August 10, 2020

9:00 AM

Each day, explore a nature topic through a hands-on hike and nature craft. Daily activities relate to the theme of the week and are documented on our “Look What We Did Today” wall for parents to see. Each week will be different, so sign up for one or all three! *Note: Before care is available, but no after care.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2020 9:00:00 AM 8/14/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Young Explorers: What's That Habitat Each day, explore a nature topic through a hands-on hike and nature craft. Daily activities relate to the theme of the week and are documented on our “Look What We Did Today” wall for parents to see. Each week will be different, so sign up for one or all three! *Note: Before care is available, but no after care. Bellevue State Park

RECREATION CAMP: Creepy Crawlies

Monday, August 17, 2020

9:00 AM

Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme.

Add to Calendar 8/17/2020 9:00:00 AM 8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM America/New_York RECREATION CAMP: Creepy Crawlies Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include sports and games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and a weekly field trip outside of the park all related to the weekly theme. Bellevue State Park