Bellevue Hall mansion 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. The park was acquired by the State of Delaware in 1976.
The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation has retained the historic charm of Bellevue while providing many opportunities for recreation. Walking and jogging are popular activities at any time of the year. A 1-1/8 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. Make Bellevue State Park part of your personalized Wilmington itinerary using our Wilmington day trip app .
Bellevue State Park Reviews
This is right off of I-95 in Wilmington. The grounds are beautiful, truly left in their natural state. They have a huge track for walking /running, nature trails, facilities for boarding... more »
This park began as a working dairy farm owned by a member of the duPont family. There are walking trails, facilities for boarding horses, tennis courts, a fish pond & band shell. Home rental for... more »
There is a fee to enter this park between March and November. It's $4 in state and $8 out of state. It's mainly a 1 mile track around a pond with many other side trails that are mostly paved. There are tons of pavilions and picnic tables as well as 4 playgrounds. Only 1 of the playgrounds looks kept up but there are many swings at the other ones. This park is good for large mouth bass fishing, biking, walking, frisbee golf and picnics.
Sweet little park with fishing ponds, paved and unpaved trails (through woods as well as open fields), disc golf course, lots of benches and picnic areas, a few pavilions, and wildlife including deer. There's a 1-1/8 mile "track" in the center that has a fitness stations along the way. There are volleyball courts and playground equipment, and the trails are used by equestrians, walkers, joggers, and bicyclists alike. (Some are restricted for their use, so it's not the free-for-all I may have made that sound like!). Truly, there's something for everyone in this peaceful gem of a park.
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