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Bellevue State Park, Wilmington

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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.
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  • I wish everyone could experience a day at Bellevue. Every time I have an out of town visitor, I bring them to Bellevue. They keep coming back, and I know it's not for my cooking.  more »
  • Truck was built to withstand hoofbeats, so it is a pleasure to walk on. Bandstand has summer concerts with spacious grass hill to sit on. Pond for fishing. Soft surface playground for kids. Mini picni...  more »
  • They have renovated this house in the last few years. It's a beautiful home. Again the architecture of the home is wonderful. So many floors to explore. A must to see if visiting Delaware.  more »
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  • Bellevue State Park is a former estate of Mr. William du Pont, Jr.Given to the state in 1976 It contains lovely horse-stables, a covered figure eight horse racing track (that will hold about 3000 guests), a Mansion, numerous houses, and a church many of which can be rented for special occasions such as Weddings and corporate events. Also contained on the grounds are footpaths, a community garden, tennis courts and a stocked fishing pond, along with nearly constant community programming like summer concerts, and movie nights. All available for a reasonable parking fee (4 dollars in state vehicles, 8 out of state) and accessible via public transportation along Philadelphia pike. now occasionally hosts large events like the Dogfishhead Analog-a-go-go.
  • I love this park. Whether it's hiking or jogging or the play gyms and horses for the kids, it has something for everyone.
  • Nice park to bring a family for strolling around or running. Great for biking.
  • Really nice park there are lots of different play areas there is also a fishing pond, horse barn and walking trails. I haven't even explored every part of it. There are some nice buildings to take pictures too.
  • It's pretty nice. Lots of walking trails, a sizable pond and some majestic old houses and buildings. There are also horse stables to see.