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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

Enjoy outdoor music all summer long! From June through August, take in the Summer Concert Series on Thursday and Sunday evenings, or stop in on Wednesdays for lunchtime concerts.

 

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

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

Walk It Off

Monday, February 1, 2021

9:00 AM

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome!

Add to Calendar 2/1/2021 9:00:00 AM 2/1/2021 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! Bellevue State Park

Scenery Hike

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

10:00 AM

Get your cameras ready, our naturalists are taking you to the most picturesque parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome! Meet at the Arts Center.

Add to Calendar 2/2/2021 10:00:00 AM 2/2/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Scenery Hike Get your cameras ready, our naturalists are taking you to the most picturesque parts of the park! Digital or disposable, all are welcome! Meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, February 8, 2021

9:00 AM

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome!

Add to Calendar 2/8/2021 9:00:00 AM 2/8/2021 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! Bellevue State Park

Night Owls

Thursday, February 11, 2021

7:00 PM

Walk with us after hours and put your big ears and eyes on, we're searching for owls! $4 per person. Meet at the Arts Center.

Add to Calendar 2/11/2021 7:00:00 PM 2/11/2021 8:00:00 AM America/New_York Night Owls Walk with us after hours and put your big ears and eyes on, we're searching for owls! $4 per person. Meet at the Arts Center. Bellevue State Park

Bird Seed Valentine

Sunday, February 14, 2021

3:00 PM

Share some love with the birds above! With a bag of bird seed, and a picture in your head, design a meal that will surely get them fed. For all ages. Call to register. $4 per bag

Add to Calendar 2/14/2021 3:00:00 PM 2/14/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Bird Seed Valentine Share some love with the birds above! With a bag of bird seed, and a picture in your head, design a meal that will surely get them fed. For all ages. Call to register. $4 per bag Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, February 15, 2021

9:00 AM

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome!

Add to Calendar 2/15/2021 9:00:00 AM 2/15/2021 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! Bellevue State Park

Sensory Hike

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

10:00 AM

Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild.

Add to Calendar 2/17/2021 10:00:00 AM 2/17/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Sensory Hike Treat your sesnes as we dabble through the sights, smells and sounds of the wild. Bellevue State Park

Forgotten Sights Self-Guided Hike

Sunday, February 21, 2021

8:00 AM

Unveil all the lost and forgotten sights throughout Bellevue State Park! Scan the QR code at the bulletin board by the track. For all ages. Set your own pace. Available every day during park hours.

Add to Calendar 2/21/2021 8:00:00 AM 2/21/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Forgotten Sights Self-Guided Hike Unveil all the lost and forgotten sights throughout Bellevue State Park! Scan the QR code at the bulletin board by the track. For all ages. Set your own pace. Available every day during park hours. Bellevue State Park

Walk It Off

Monday, February 22, 2021

9:00 AM

Tag along with our naturalists as we check in on the happenings of the park. Pets are welcome!

Add to Calendar 2/22/2021 9:00:00 AM 2/22/2021 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! Bellevue State Park

Full Moon Hike

Saturday, February 27, 2021

7:00 PM

Stroll through the park with loved ones as the light from the full moon guides our way. $4 per person. Pets are welcome.

Add to Calendar 2/27/2021 7:00:00 PM 2/27/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Stroll through the park with loved ones as the light from the full moon guides our way. $4 per person. Pets are welcome. Bellevue State Park