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  • Recreation Passport Information

    Visitors will need a Recreation Passport to access Belle Isle Park by vehicle beginning in 2014. Throughout Belle Isle's first year of the Recreation Passport requirement, a vehicle can access the island without a Recreation Passport until the owner's next vehicle registration renewal date. All vehicles entering the park must have a Recreation Passport by February 2015. Recreation Passports can be purchased for $11 at any Secretary of State office, or when renewing vehicle registration by mail. They can also be purchased at state parks or recreation areas, including the temporary mobile contact station marked with the MDNR logo at Belle Isle Park, located just past the MacArthur Bridge.

  • Belle Isle Aquarium Weathervane Design Competition Winner

    BelleIsleAquariumWeathervane3_Page3Congratulations to Bruce Gerlach, who submitted the winning design for the Belle Isle Aquarium Weathervane Design Competition, sponsored by the Butzel Long law firm.  Bruce's design features a gar fish; the Belle Isle Aquarium is the only aquarium that houses all seven gar species. Look for the design to adorn the aquarium early next year.

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  • 12.17.14

    FAQs for RFPs

    Frequently asked questions and answers about the recently released RFPs for BIC's planning efforts can be found here:…more

  • 12.11.14

    Call for Consultants - RFPs for Strategic Planning and Campus Planning

    The Belle Isle Conservancy is seeking consultants for two separate efforts - a Strategic Plan for the Organization and a Cultural Campus Plan with a focus on the Aquarium and Conservatory. Responses are due to the Belle Isle Conservancy by 5:00 pm on December 23rd, 2014.…more

  • 12.5.14

    Light Up the Aquarium

    Tickets will be available at the door for $65 each for Light Up the Aquarium. Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted. The event goes from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at the Belle Isle Aquarium. Guests will enjoy beer, wine, hors d'ouevres, and a jazz trio. The silent auction offers over 130 items - which make great holiday gifts. …more

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9:00 am DNR Vendor Pre-Bid Meeting @ Flynn Pavilion
DNR Vendor Pre-Bid Meeting @ Flynn Pavilion
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Belle Isle Park accepting concessionaire bids from vendors who attend pre-bid meetings Contact: Karis Floyd, 313-821-9844 or Ed Golder, 517-284-5815 Agency: Natural Resources Nov. 26, 2014 The Department of Natural Resources is seeking qualified vendors to provide concession…more
10:00 am Nature Tots @ Belle Isle Nature Zoo
Nature Tots @ Belle Isle Nature Zoo
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join us for a FREE program for children ages 2-4 years and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, crafts and activities as we use our senses to explore nature together! Programs will be held on the…more
2:00 pm New Year’s Day Champagne Toast ... @ Detroi tBoat Club
New Year’s Day Champagne Toast ... @ Detroi tBoat Club
Jan 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please join us Thursday, January 1, 2015  The Detroit Boat Club Crew continues to row and train year round from this grand old 1902 Boathouse on Belle Isle.  As we enter our 176th year, come…more