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Featured happenings at Belle Isle

  • 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.

  • Frederick Law Olmsted Program - October 10th

    Join scholars and professionals in a remembrance of America’s most famous landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, who remarked in 1882 that “Among American parks, Belle Isle will be unique.” Attendees will tour the island and listen to a presentation from Ethan Carr, an Olmsted scholar. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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  • 9.23.14

    Belle Isle Invasive Plants Educational Game Unveiled

    With funding from an EPA grant in the form of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a new game to see how many invasive plants you can identify on Belle Isle has been developed. The thrust of the EPA grant is educating the public about these invading plants, plus treatment and removal of these plants that endanger the ecosystems on Belle Isle. …more

  • 8.19.14

    The ITS World Congress is Coming to Belle Isle - Learn More

    The World Congress will be held in Detroit (and on Belle Isle) from September 7-11.…more

  • 8.5.14

    Scott Fountain Chairs

    New seating is available at the Scott Fountain! Chairs have been generously donated by Conway MacKenzie, Frasco Caponigro, Wineman and Scheible PLLC, and Terry and Linda Theodore. …more

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Oct
10
Fri
2014
3:00 pm Frederick Law Olmsted Program: Resurgence of the People’s Island @ Belle Isle Park
Frederick Law Olmsted Program: R… @ Belle Isle Park
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join scholars and professionals in a remembrance of America’s most famous landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, who remarked in 1882 that “Among American parks, Belle [...]
Oct
12
Sun
2014
9:00 am Mega March for Animals – Belle Isle @ Belle Isle Park
Mega March for Animals – Belle Isle @ Belle Isle Park
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
March to Help Homeless Pets! Join us with or with out your pet for a fun way to support homeless animals in Michigan. Your participation [...]