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.
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 for 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.