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Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Road
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.

Activities:

Biking
Concerts
Cross-Country Skiing
Cultural/Recreation/Nature Programs
Day Camps
Disc Golf
Fishing
Gardening
Geocaching
Hayrides (seasonal)
Hiking
Historic HomeTours
Horseshoes
Horseback Riding
Meetings and Corporate Events
Ice Skating
Picnicking
Private Parties
School Group Programs
Sledding
Summer Day Camps
Tennis
Trails
Volleyball
Weddings

Amenities:

Arboretum
Arts Center
Bike Trails
Conference Rooms
Day Use Group Facility
Disc Golf Course
Firewood
Fishing
Garden Plot Rentals
Hiking Trails
Historic Site
Horse Trails
Horseshoe Pits
Interpretive Programs
Nature Store
Pavilion
Playground
Picnic Area
Picnic Pavilion
Recreation Equipment Rental
Restrooms
School Group Programs
Tennis Center
Wedding and Reception Areas
Wellspring Farm Equestrian Center
Wheelchair Accessible

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.

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



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Upcoming Events at Bellevue State Park

Summer Concert Series - The Newspaper Taxis

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 6:30pm
Wilmington, DE
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Summer Concert Series - The Newspaper Taxis

Summer Concert Series - The Launch

Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 at 6:30pm
Wilmington, DE
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Summer Concert Series - The Launch

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