Detroit City: Belle Isle

Belle Isle is an island on the Detroit river. The park itself was designed by the same man who designed Central Park, and when I was growing up, Belle Isle was the place to be!  There was a conservatory, an aquarium, a race track, a playground, a zoo, a beach, and much more.  These days, however, Belle Isle is a shell of itself.   There have been many efforts to “save” Belle Isle, and in November of last year it was leased to the state of Michigan.  All I can say is that time will tell.

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2 thoughts on “Detroit City: Belle Isle

  1. Rachel

    Love these pictures. Hopefully they will restore it to it’s original state, but it may not see another Golden Era 😦


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