Tucked in the middle of suburban Wilmington sits Bellevue State Park, a former DuPont estate. William Dupont Jr. (1896-1965), the estate’s last owner and avid equestrian, transformed this land to include horse stables, indoor horse training facilities, and most notably a 1 ⅛ mile long horse track.

Today, the track is used by guests, and encircles meadows, rentable pavilions, and a quaint pond perfect for fishing. William DuPont’s home, Bellevue Hall, stands as the park’s centerpiece, though prior to the 1930s, a Gothic Revival Castle known as Woolton Hall stood in its place. Bellevue Hall is an elegant venue for private events and is surrounded by the Dupont’s collection of trees from around the world. Twelve additional structures that kept the estate self-sustaining can be spotted throughout the park, like the Percheron Barn that watches over the community gardens.

Over time, the land evolved to offer guests a chance to also enjoy a round of disc golf through woods and meadows, or a stroll with family, friends, and pets along the paved Northern Greenway Trail.

Location

Bellevue Delaware
800 Carr Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809, United States

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Hours

The park is open daily 8 a.m. to sunset.

Sunset today is 04:44 PM

Park Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April through October

Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November through March

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(except state holidays)

Fees

In-state: $4 Daily

Out-of-state: $8 Daily

Annual Passes are available

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Contact Details

Phone (302) 761-6963

Official Website: Bellevue Delaware

Email or Contact the State Park here.

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Bellevue Delaware:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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Bellevue State Park is a must-visit state park in Delaware. Check out other state parks in Delaware here.

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