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“You have GOT to be kidding!” Looking back five years, it’s amazing that Alicia Minter, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Detroit, and Keith Flournoy, Belle Isle Manager, did not utter those words. It was June of 2008 when Sarah Earley, Founder of the Belle Isle Women’s Committee, and I, then President of the Bloomfield Hills branch of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association and a complete stranger, had proposed a cooperative project to plant enough daffodils on Belle Isle to make it a tourist attraction. Once we had reached that goal, and keep in mind we’re talking about 980 acres, to spread the daffodils into the city proper. We had given it the name of “Daffodils for Detroit.”…more
Thanks to Macy’s Dearborn and Westland stores for selecting Belle Isle as the recipient of their “Heart Your Park” program. Support the Belle Isle Conservancy by donating $1 when you shop at Macy’s now through March 31st.
Free Prix Day returning to Belle Isle.
Have questions about access to Belle Isle now that it is managed by the DNR? Want to know more about the Recreation Passport? Curious about event reservations? Click on the link below for a list of frequently asked questions and answers.
Frequently asked questions and answers about Belle Isle under DNR management, including details about access to the island, the recreation passport, and events are now available!…more
The Belle Isle Conservancy working in conjunction with City of Detroit’s Historic Designation Advisory Board (HDAB) and the Recreation Department, requests proposals from qualified contractors for masonry and window rehabilitation of the 1904 Belle Isle Aquarium. …more
places to see
Belle Isle Aquarium
Belle Isle Aquarium is open every Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free admission and parking.
The Dossin Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. June 15 through September 1. Free admission.
- 3.10.14The Detroit News
- 3.05.14Detroit Free Press