The Focus of Our Efforts in the Parks
Mount Pleasant Meeting House and Parsonage
The Friends group has secured funding through grants to renovate the interior and exterior of the Meeting House and Parsonage. Currently, volunteers have been restoring the grave markers in the historic cemetery. Click here for more information.
The Friends group designed, built and maintains the Music Garden located near the patio behind the Bellevue Arts Center, home to the Lunch Time concert series.
Each summer the Friends group sponsors the Summer Interns at the park. The summer interns have a variety of experiences and training during their time in the program.
Marsh Road Adopt a Highway
The Friends group helps to maintain and clean up Marsh Road from Carr Road to Philadelphia Pike as part of the Adopt a Highway state program.
The 1-and-1/8-mile Fitness Track
Through State funding, the 1-and-1/8-mile fitness track will be updated with proper drainage systems and additional gravel surface. The Friends group is also securing funds for updates to the fitness stations surrounding the track.
The Percheron Barn
The Percheron Barn, named for Mr. du Pont's stable of percheron horses, is a circa 1925 Cyclone style, Sears & Roebuck's kit barn. Currently, State funds have been designated to study and secure the structure.
Mount Pleasant Schoolhouse
Mount Pleasant Schoolhouse survives from two historic periods and uses – a rural school house for 35 years and then an estate cottage for 111 years. The first use and period, from 1830 to 1865, was a rural schoolhouse associated with the State of Delaware’s first successful initiative to provide free schools to rural populations. State funds have been designated to preserve the outside of the historic schoolhouse.