Nature. People. Places.

What We Do

The Belle Isle Conservancy will work with the City of Detroit to ensure a successful partnership that coordinates both public and private support of Belle Isle as a public park.

Below is a list of categories the Belle Isle Conservancy will serve:


The Belle Isle Conservancy’s Web site will be a direct source of information about the park, its history, current events and attractions, picnic shelter rentals and other amenities, volunteer opportunities, membership drives and more.

Community Engagement

Through membership and an active volunteer program, the Belle Isle Conservancy will enable thousands of individuals to contribute their time, talent and resources.

Research and Planning

By assessing the condition of park buildings, facilities, the forest, canals and waterways, attractions and amenities, public sculpture and fountains, and other park features to determine options and priorities for improvements, maintenance and operations.

Program & Project Implementation

The Belle Isle Conservancy will continue and expand the successful work started by the four founding organizations.  This includes improvement to the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory; renovation of Sunset Point; the use of the Aquarium for public events; the annual Shiver on the River event, Plant Sale, Polish the Jewel Luncheon and other events; restoration of invasive species and habitat restoration; and more.

Fundraising for Capital Projects

Within a few years, a major capital campaign will be launched for specific major projects.