Belle Isle Park

Belle Isle Park, Detroit: Hours, Address, Belle Isle Park Reviews: 4/5

Belle Isle Park
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Rich with history and natural beauty, Belle Isle Park is a Detroit gem and a Michigan state park. The 987-acre island park features the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, the Belle Isle Aquarium, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, giant slide, athletic fields, picnic areas, Belle Isle Nature Zoo, the James Scott Memorial Fountain and more attractions popular with all ages and interests. The park includes three lakes, 150 acres of wooded area and spectacular views of the Detroit and Windsor skyline. Rentals available for: Watercraft, Bike, Snow Sports. Food and ice sales available. Recreation Passport Required for entry. Please check website for hours for each attraction.
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Rick
1 contribution
WHAT A DUMP!
Apr 2021
On 4/5/2021 first time back on Belle Isle in over a year. WHAT A DUMP! When the state took it over a few years back it was cleaned up and looked really good. What happened? (covered in litter, falling down buildings, closed roads, piles of junk)

Who is in charge here? Any performance standards bieng held accountable for?
Written 5 April 2021
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI334 contributions
Terrific place to spend the day!!
Oct 2020
Lifelong Detroiter with many visits to Belle Isle through the years. Many family memories. Still make it to the island numerous times each year. During these COVID times, it has been a terrific place to walk and bike. Most of the buildings are closed, but you can walk through the Conservatory gardens (limited hours), visit the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, walk and bike all the way around the island, check out the architecture of the buildings (thank you, Albert Kahn and others) and other structures, walk out to the Lighthouse and the adjacent island, sit and relax and enjoy the view of downtown Detroit and the Detroit River, go fishing, wander about and take photos of the natural beauty, the historical monuments, the architecture, or your family, and more. Certainly the island can always be better maintained, but the improvement since it became a Michigan State Park is visible. Looking forward to the Conservatory, Aquarium, and Nature Center to being open again. A great place for your family gathering or for showing out-of-town visitors too!!
Written 30 October 2020
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Tom S
Ypsilanti, MI135 contributions
Great views and bike riding
Oct 2020
Took our bikes and a picnic lunch to Belle Isle on a beautiful fall day. The views of Detroit and Windsor, ON can't be beat. The biking was fantastic-- both around the perimeter of the island and across the interior. I think we rode about 12 miles with interesting stuff to look at the whole time. There are bathrooms scattered around the park, but some of them were closed for the season already. We got to see a lake freighter pass by.
Written 18 October 2020
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66dino66
Dearborn, MI156 contributions
I need to see the grand prix here.
Sep 2020 • Couples
What a great park. Beautiful views, some areas are under repair. A must see. Drive the whole isle. Bike, walk or drive.
Written 25 September 2020
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bcsystems
Ann Arbor, MI3,229 contributions
It could be more..
Aug 2020
This park has so much potential unfortunately, only the two main attractions, the aquarium and conservatory has been maintained. There's definitely plenty of space for picnic, swimming. biking, walking, etc but it just lacks the attractions you see at other great city parks in Chicago, NYC, Boston, etc.
Written 24 August 2020
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JBH
219 contributions
Unkept and Disappointing
Aug 2020
I'm not sure if the island is on shut down since all of the buildings are closed because of COVID, but the island is very unkept. The buildings looked like they were falling apart. The fountain was a disaster. The grass was unmown and there was almost no place for a blanket with the goose droppings, broken glass and other bits of liter all around. There was no charge for going and plenty of parking, despite there being soooo many people. The play set was filled to the max with no social distancing that I could see. We decided we'd have a picnic, but it was very uncomfortable to say the least. I wouldn't recommend visiting until things open and the buildings get updated.
Written 8 August 2020
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judy c
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Depressing
Jun 2020 • Friends
Full of trash and buildings are run down. Green space areas completely unkempt. Trash in the water. Depressing.
Written 16 June 2020
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NikaNumber1
Royal Oak, MI6,147 contributions
Fun for a walk or run or drive around the park
Mar 2020 • Couples
The bridge to cross and the circle around it is great for riding a bicycle or running. There are lots of great stops along the way. The full circumference was cut off just past the Great Lakes museum.

The fountain, casino, aquarium, butterfly conservatory, any of the shelters for a picnic, Great Lakes museum, playground or the humongous fun looking slide. Do go by the comfort station and off to the bench in remembrance of the crime victims of 2004. There are some great pics of the ambassador bridge and the Canadian and Detroit skyline.

It’s alive and full of picnickers, runners and walkers when the spring is here. Not as many folks here today.
Written 14 March 2020
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Michelle M
Detroit, MI26 contributions
Wonderful Visit
Feb 2020
As long as you have your state rec pass on the plate, admission is free, donations are accepted which help with caring of the aquarium and all the plants. Our visit wasn't very long, but the place was packed, I can see why. It is great for photos
Written 1 March 2020
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srr207
Livonia, MI40 contributions
Mini tropical vacation in Detroit
Feb 2020 • Couples
The arboretum is a great place for children through adults. Many opportunities for learning and and quiet wonder. Two weddings were in progress during our
visit. Beautiful setting .
Written 29 February 2020
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