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Bellevue State Park

800 Carr Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809-2163
+1 302-761-6963
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Great park for a nice hike, walk or run

I travel for solo for work and as a woman I look for running/ hiking that seem safe and populated... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
feliciatonnis
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Great Place to walk and connect with nature

Bellevue offer a lot of opportunity for walking and exercising. Great place to get back to nature... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Dick J
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Wilmington, Delaware
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A Park For All Seasons 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 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. A popular spot for picnics, weddings and get-togethers.
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“summer concerts” (13 reviews)
“tennis courts” (5 reviews)
“horse stables” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
800 Carr Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809-2163
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I travel for solo for work and as a woman I look for running/ hiking that seem safe and populated. Bellevue was a wonderful choice for me. There were plenty of people in the park and on the ,so I felt safe, but not crowded....More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Bellevue offer a lot of opportunity for walking and exercising. Great place to get back to nature. Good place to spend time with kids and grand kids

Thank Dick J
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

If you'd like to have a wonderful time with friends and enjoy music come on out! Bring snacks, water, bring the kids, the dog, grandmom or grandpop. They have all kinds of music to choose from on the Events website - Delaware.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Actually any day in the park. Great grounds to walk. Mile+ oval track perfect for walking, running or biking. Bike trail leads you to Rockford and beyond. Fish in the pond, barbecue at the picnic facilities, attend a summer concert, ride horses, take in nature...More

Thank EaglesFan19810
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Bellevue is on the site of a former Dupont estate. There are tennis courts, horse stables and a one mile former race track that is now used for walking and bike riding. A stocked pond is open for catch and release fishing and there are...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great backdrops for photography. Have photographed multiple couples and families here for engagement and family photos. The grand lawn is great with the house in the back. There's a great stone wall. Lots of trees and manicured plants. Even a lake and bridge making for...More

1  Thank John F
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I came here on a sunny day and brought a picnic. I was pleased with the park but not sure why it costs $8 to come in. I support national parks but maybe I was missing the grander points of this one. In the future...More

Thank Adrienne L
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

State park with a wide variety of activities. Hiking trails, a large running/walking/biking track. Wellspring farms on the property is a sizable and well run horse barn. Plenty of facilities for cook outs. Some nice playgrounds. Plenty to do for everyone in the family.

Thank chrisdente
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This place is really nice. My husband & I really enjoyed spending time there. It's really peaceful and Beautiful!

Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

For me, this is the most lovely park in Delaware. I love to come here to walk the dog, jog, bicycle, enjoy the horses. The park is connected to Rockwood Park via the Greenway Walk and that is a fantastic walk to make. You feel...More

Thank Michele D
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Mparal
31 January 2018|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The park is open year round and has plenty of activities, paths, etc.
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moedollaz1981
5 April 2017|
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Response from Marissa W | Property representative |
Hello, the pond has not been restocked. There is no plan to restock it in the future.
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heathercasto
3 April 2017|
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Response from Claire M | Property representative |
Dogs are certainly welcome! They must be on a 6 foot leash and under control. We also provide poo pick-up bags and trash cans throughout the park.
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