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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
Great news for Belle Isle and the Scott Fountain!
The pond is filling!!!!!!
Come down to the Koi transfer next weekend. 10am till 3pm
The DNR has a new phone number for Belle Isle: 1-844-BELLE-PK (1-844-235-5375) Visit www.belleislepark.org for other Belle Isle Park updates from the DNR.…more
The DNR is seeking applicants for an Outreach Coordinator. This position will coordinate and manage special events, and other facility use permit requests for Belle Isle, and assist with the Outdoor Activity Center. …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.
Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
- 4.23.14Detroit Free Press
- 4.23.14Crain's Detroit Business