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Featured happenings at Belle Isle

  • We're moving

    The Belle Isle Conservancy office is moving to a new location on Friday, February 20th. 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.

  • 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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  • 2.25.15

    DNR Job Posting: Park and Recreation Ranger Belle Isle

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is currently recruiting a seasonal Park & Recreation Ranger E in the Parks & Recreation Division, at Belle Isle Park. Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV.…more

  • 1.21.15

    Starting Feb. 1, Recreation Passport needed for Belle Isle vehicle entry

    February marks the one-year anniversary of Belle Isle operating as Michigan’s 102nd state park and also ends the gradual phase-in of the Recreation Passport at the island park. Beginning Sunday, Feb. 1, all vehicles entering Belle Isle will need a Recreation Passport – $11 for vehicles, $5 for motorcycles. The Recreation Passport will provide vehicle entry not only at Belle Isle, but also at other state parks throughout Michigan.…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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Mar
20
Fri
2015
10:00 am Nature Tots @ Belle Isle Nature Zoo
Nature Tots @ Belle Isle Nature Zoo
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar
21
Sat
2015
5:00 am Belle Isle Stewardship Day @ Nashua Trail
Belle Isle Stewardship Day @ Nashua Trail
Mar 21 @ 5:00 am – 8:00 am
On Stewardship Saturdays, volunteers can help remove invasive plant species from the island. The purpose of this task is the preservation of Belle Isle’s old growth forest by pinpointing invasive plants such as honeysuckle and…more
Apr
17
Fri
2015
10:00 am Nature Tots @ Belle Isle Nature Zoo
Nature Tots @ Belle Isle Nature Zoo
Apr 17 @ 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