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Rich with history and natural beauty, Belle Isle Park is a Detroit gem.
Rich with history and natural beauty, Belle Isle Park is a Detroit gem that became Michigan's 102nd State Park February 10, 2014 as part of a 30-year lease agreement. The City of Detroit maintains ownership while the Michigan Department of Natural Resources manages the island park. This 982-acre island park is situated on the Detroit River between the United States and Canada.
It is home to a wide assortment of educational and recreational opportunities. Whether your interests lie in nature, physical fitness, history, architecture, botany or athletics, there's definitely something for everyone.
Giant floral clock entryway • 200-acre woodlands • Fishing piers and bulkheads • Bicycle and nature trails • Handball/racquetball/basketball • Chip-N-Putt Family Golf Center • Driving range/putting greens • Nine baseball diamonds • Ten lighted tennis courts • Cinder running track • Half-mile swimming beach • Historical monuments • Picnic shelters • World Cup Soccer Field • Kid's Kingdom Playscape • Paddle Boats • Peace and quiet...
An $11 annual fee allows entry into all state parks. Individuals who walk, bike or jog to the island will not have to pay the entry fee.
Located close to the hub of downtown, travel time to Belle Isle by car or bus is about five minutes.
Once on the island, you may get about by car or take a leisurely walk along the many miles of trails, paths and roadways that connect all of Belle Isle's points of interest.
For information on shelter reservation, park rules and regulations, etc... please contact:
State of Michigan
Department of Natural Resource: