In 1885, New York State Senator Thomas Newbold acquired the property at Bellefield. During his ownership, the main house was remodeled in the Colonial Revival style, a number of buildings and features were added, and formal walled garden was designed by landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand.
Most of these construction changes were completed by 1917, and the overall landscape still appears much as it did during that time.
The Bellefield estate is set along the eastern bank of the Hudson River in Hyde Park, New York and is adjacent to and north of the Roosevelt home known as Springwood.
Park grounds including the parking lot and trails are available from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.