Wilmington, DE

Rockwood Park and Bellevue State Park (Delaware North Greenway Trail)

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Rockwood Park, Bringhurst Woods Park, and Bellevue State Park are a series of connected parks northeast of Wilmington that are wonderful for running. They combine for a 2.5 mile section of the Delaware North Greenway Trail, which extends from Brandywine Park to Fox Point State Park.

Manor in Rockwood Park

Rockwood Park includes paved trails around the grounds of a 19th-century Gothic manor house (tours available). A loop is ~1 mile. Continue east on the Greenway Trail forĀ  0.7 miles through the more wooded Bringhurst Woods Park, crossing Highway 3 into Bellevue State Park. This park, which is the former du Pont family estate, features numerous trails, tennis courts, fishing pond, stables & more. There’s also a wonderful, wide fitness track, which is 1.1 miles around.

Add-Ons: The Greenway Trail continues east of Bellevue Park for 0.6 miles to I-495. Or, west of Rockwood Park, the Greenway Trail goes for 1 mile to our Alapocas State Park and Brandywine Park route. Another add-on just west of Rockwood Park is the Matson Run Parkway, a leafy road with good sidewalks and nice homes that goes for 0.7 miles from Haynes Park to the Music School of Delaware.

Essentials
  • 2.5 miles of the Greenway Trail (one-way), with additional trails in Rockwood Park and Bellevue State Park
  • Some rolling hills
  • Any one of the parks or section of trail. Parking lots in at Rockwood and Bellevue SP
  • Parking lots in at Rockwood and Bellevue SP