May 11, 2020
A du Pont family estate preserved as an urban oasis for recreation and nature study, Bellevue State Park offers users a glimpse into the elite leisure class of the Gilded Age. Escape into the duPont’s tranquil life of leisure. Stroll the paths of this elegant DuPont estate, visiting Bellevue Hall, the tennis and equestrian facilities, natural areas, the pond, and track. Don’t miss these essential experiences at Bellevue State Park!
Bellevue Hall is an elegant mansion that was once part of the prominent du Pont family estate. Sit in the gazebo to enjoy the views, stroll through the formal gardens, and walk through the arboretum of native and exotic trees while imaging the du Pont’s life of leisure.
A picturesque pond sits in the middle of Bellevue State Park. Walk a loop around the water, cross a scenic bridge, and look for turtles basking on the rocks. The pond also offers catch and release fishing.
Bellevue State Park offers free concerts at the bandshell all summer long. Spend an evening listening to live reggae, rock, pop, or folk music while relaxing on the lawn. Pack a picnic dinner or visit the food trucks during the show. Learn more about summer concerts
Take a hike through the meadow to the Bellevue Woods Nature Preserve where you’ll see a mixed hardwood forest and a stream corridor with rocky outcrops. The nature preserve helps to protect a larger area of mature woodlands in Northern Delaware.
Run, walk or bike the scenic 1 1/8 mile fitness track that surrounds the pond. Test your endurance and try the 20 exercise stations around the track.
Bring a lunch and spend a relaxing day at Bellevue State Park with friends or family. Watch the horses in their stables, play a game of volleyball, enjoy 4 different playgrounds, or simply enjoy the scenery.