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


Recent News

Bellevue State Park Summer Concert Series 2016

Bring a picnic and a blanket and join us at the band shell to enjoy our free Summer Concert Series every Sunday and Thursday evening.Schedule of Events:Sunday, June 5, 2016: Diamond State Concert Band - Marches, Show TunesThursday, June 9, 2016:…

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2016 Summer Camps At Bellevue State Park

Schedule: March 28 - April 1, 20169 am - 4pm: Spring Break CampEverything is awakening and we will be able to witness spring at Bellevue. Each day will be filled with new discoveries, hiking and crafts. Aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m. for an…

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2015 Summer Concert Series at Bellevue State Park

Schedule:June 7, 2015Diamond State Concert BandJune 11, 2015John FlynnJune 14, 2015Malarkey BrothersJune 18, 2015Apex RevolutionJune 21, 2015US Navy Country CurrentJune 25, 2015Amber Waves BandJune28, 2015The Big JangleJuly 2, 2015287th Army…

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2015 Summer Camps At Bellevue State Park

Schedule:Spring Break CampExperience spring awakening at Bellevue with new discoveries, hiking and crafts. After care is available until 5:30 p.m. No before care. Ages: 7 – 12Date: April 6 – 10, 2015Time: 9 am - 4 pmCost: $175 or $40 per…

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