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Belle Isle Park

Park, Historic Site, and Island · Belle Isle
Jefferson Ave. (at E Grand Blvd.), Detroit, MI 48207, United States
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    • 2:00 PM–8:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
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    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
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Belle Isle State Park is a 982-acre (1.534 sq mi) island park in the Detroit River, between the United States mainland and Canada, managed by the State of Michigan as a state park. It is connected to the rest of Detroit, Michigan by the MacArthur Bridge.


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  • What you need to know
    Maria S.
    "Holiday Stroll at the conservatory in December Free"(3 Tips)
    Anna H.
    "I love belle isle yes I do!!!!!!!!!!"(2 Tips)
    mikk d.
    "Visit during the Detroit Grand Prix"(2 Tips)
    "... golf course, beach, Giant Slide, maritime museum, botanical garden and..."(2 Tips)
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  • picnics
  • sunsets
  • belle isl
  • conservatory
  • biking
  • detroit grand prix
  • museums
  • fishing
  • botanical gardens
  • barbecue
  • quiet
  • tours
  • park
  • donuts
  • beach
  • zoos
  • fountains
  • historic buildings
  • cruise
  • lunch
  • Lis R.

    Come at sunset for a great view of the Detroit skyline

    Lis R · October 26
  • Christina M.

    First time there and I plan on going back

    Christina Marie · October 1
  • Greg T.

    One of my favorite parks. So many cool places and scenic views.

    Greg Taggart · September 24
  • Mariana v.

    A very nice place to walk

    Mariana valgar · September 3
  • Carrie B.

    The bike path.

    Carrie Bain · August 27
  • Chris A.

    Nice, scenic area for a summer weekend

    Chris Ahern · August 18
  • drew t.

    A great place to spend an afternoon. The giant slide is only $1.

    drew tarvin · August 4
  • Jordan S.

    After you have picked up your picnic basket from Rose's Fine Foods, head over to Belle Isle for a beautiful picnic. Just make sure to watch out for goose poop!

    Jordan Skole · July 22
  • Amy L.

    The State Police presence can be oppressive at times but the island looks great and I love seeing the fountain functioning again.

    Amy Lebowsky · July 22
  • Mike S.

    A must go to for anyone in Detroit.

    Mike Shimmel · June 16
  • Lisha L.

    Calmer, safer, and peaceful and it seems so weird

    Lisha Lisha · March 26
  • Chow Down Detroit

    Watch out for goose poop. They are all over the place.

    Chow Down Detroit · January 7
  • Ben S.

    Beautiful scenery. Great beach on the Detroit River. Lots of fantastic historic buildings. Check out the aquarium!

    Ben Spedoske · October 12, 2014
  • Amanda F.

    Beautiful spot to spend an afternoon.

    Amanda Fraley · September 21, 2014
  • Phoebe A.

    Glad to see the park being cleaned up.

    Phoebe Atwood · September 12, 2014
  • Geri P.

    Beautiful Belle Isle Fountain! Must see it to appreciate it!

    Geri P · August 30, 2014
  • Joshua

    I love coming here at sunset to watch downtown detroit.

    Joshua · August 23, 2014
  • Jamye D.

    Love going down here with the kids

    Jamye Donofrio · August 16, 2014
  • Nathaniel C.

    Happy Bday Auntie Roberta... The BIG 7 0!!!

    Nathaniel Crawford · August 9, 2014
  • Jon

    Huge Park, nice beach, hiking/Running

    Jon · August 8, 2014
  • Louise T.

    Tara's wedding.

    Louise Thornton · August 8, 2014
  • Stephanie R.

    Looking great now that it has become a state park. So much work being done

    Stephanie Ringler · July 31, 2014
  • Emeko F.

    I like the fountain and the nature zoo

    Emeko Flake · June 29, 2014
  • GM Renaissance Center

    Enjoying a day at the park? Stop by the GM Renaissance Center for lunch or dinner at one of our great restaurants after your done with your day in the sun:

    GM Renaissance Center · June 25, 2014
  • Detroit W.

    Detroit Grand Prix is the best!

    Detroit Wrecker · May 30, 2014
  • David

    Bring sunblock

    David · May 24, 2014
  • T.c. A.

    Sit by the water

    T.c. Alford · May 18, 2014
  • Ryan C.

    There's something magical about the weeping willows.

    Ryan Cza · April 21, 2014
  • LaTonya L.

    This is not a State Park, it's a National Wildlife Park. Closes at 10:00PM

    LaTonya Lewis · March 31, 2014
  • Jeff D.

    A lot of potential....hopefully state of MI does well with it!

    Jeff D. · March 6, 2014
  • Lisha L.

    Cruise with hubby

    Lisha Lisha · January 5, 2014
  • Chris E.

    Great park, just don't be there when it gets dark because there is some shady activity going on there at night.

    Chris Ebert · September 29, 2013
  • Afrikah T.

    Great place to get your walk in!

    Afrikah Thomas · September 8, 2013
  • Sarah W.

    Awesome retreat!!

    Sarah Williamson · August 25, 2013
  • Anna H.

    I love belle isle yes I do!!!!!!!!!!

    Anna Henderson · August 19, 2013
  • Jake S.

    Don't mess with the geese. They'll get aggressive if provoked.

    Jake Smith · July 27, 2013
  • Darlene N.

    Here for boat races

    Darlene Nolan · July 13, 2013
  • Brett K.

    Awesome spot for everything!! Keep it awesome!

    Brett Kropog · July 4, 2013
  • Stacey J.

    Beautiful park! Have been going since I was 2 years old and I still enjoy it!

    Stacey Jackson · May 28, 2013
  • Lotoya V.

    Take a ride or a walk on this beautiful island. Nothing like it in the world

    Lotoya Vongrecin · May 28, 2013
  • Redic G.

    Great silver bass like the two big one Mercedes caught!!

    Redic G · May 21, 2013
  • Aaron

    Bring a sweat shirt and a blanket tonight. It's a bit chilly.

    Aaron · May 2, 2013
  • Megan C.

    I love belle isle. Lotsa good memories. Bit of a fixer upper though... :(

    Megan Casey · January 10, 2013
  • Lucilia L.

    I have been in Detroit already but I did not visit this Park. Next time I will be there, for sure.

    Lucilia Lourenco · September 24, 2012
  • Korey W.

    Great place for a picnic

    Korey Wren · August 25, 2012
  • Chevrolet

    Spark Your Senses with the Chevy Spark! Get some natural inspiration at Belle Isle and take in the park scenery.

    Chevrolet · August 2, 2012
  • VisitDetroit

    A beach, waterslide, Kid’s Kingdom Playscape and paddleboats. Also a great place for a picnic or a day of fishing.

    VisitDetroit · June 5, 2012
  • mikk d.

    Visit during the Detroit Grand Prix

    mikk depriest · June 4, 2012
  • Konnie

    Sit & Watch the water to relieve stress

    Konnie · March 22, 2012
  • VisitDetroit

    Did you know Belle Isle is the largest island city park in the United States?

    VisitDetroit · March 17, 2012

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