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Featured happenings at Belle Isle

  • Annual Spring Clean-Up

    Join us for a morning of fun with a purpose.  We will be bringing Belle Isle to life, for the season, with our Annual Spring Clean-Up. This year we will meet at the Flynn Pavilion for registration, site assignments and refreshments. Registration begins at 8:30 am and we will work until 12:00 noon. Refreshments will be served at 12:00 noon, as well. Bring some gloves and join! Sign up with this link:

  • We've moved offices

    The Belle Isle Conservancy office has moved to a new location. The new address is 300 River Place Drive, Suite 2800, Detroit, MI 48207.

  • Recreation Passport Information

    Starting Feb 1st, 2015, all vehicles that access Belle Isle will require a Michigan Recreation Passport or Daily Pass for Non-Michigan registered vehicles. Pedestrians and bicyclists are not required to have a Recreation Passport. The pass is required per vehicle and not for individuals. Click here for more details.

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  • 4.16.15

    Sunset Drive partially closed for road surface improvements

    Sunset Drive road surface improvement and drainage work is now taking place. Sunset Drive between Casino Way and Fountain Drive is closed. Total road closure encompasses less than a quarter of a mile. Sunset Point is still accessible to vehicle traffic by following the detour signs. The closed portion of roadway will reopen mid-June.…more

  • 3.23.15

    DNR Job Posting: Landscape Designer

    The State of Michigan has a job posting for a landscape designer.…more

  • 3.18.15

    More than 40 state park jobs available this summer in downtown Detroit

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for more than 40 summer positions at its three downtown Detroit parks and recreation facilities, offering valuable work experiences in areas from customer service to park operations and building maintenance. Experience gained in these positions can help secure future employment.…more

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11:00 am Mudpuppypalooza at the Belle Isl... @ Belle Isle Nature Zoo
Mudpuppypalooza at the Belle Isl... @ Belle Isle Nature Zoo
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Snot otter” and “slime dog” may sound like something kids call each other on the playground, but they’re actually alternative names for the mudpuppy – a large, permanently aquatic salamander native to the Detroit River. …more
all-day Detroit River Water Festival @ Belle Isle Park
Detroit River Water Festival @ Belle Isle Park
Apr 30 all-day
The Detroit River Water Festival is a day-long educational event designed to help sixth-grade students learn about our most precious natural resource – clean, fresh water. Students from the Detroit area will come together to learn…more
10:00 am Koi Transfer @ Belle Isle Aquarium
Koi Transfer @ Belle Isle Aquarium
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Koi Transfer @ Belle Isle Aquarium | Detroit | Michigan | United States
UPDATED April 24th: Bring a new 5-gallon bucket or large rubbermaid container to help us transfer the koi from their winter resting spot in the basement of the Aquarium to the outdoor lily pond. Kids…more