Despite its controversial genesis of Michigan taking over Belle Isle as a state park amid Detroit’s bankruptcy last year, the end result has been positive.
Some Detroit seniors, scared about safety in the city, are choosing to arm themselves,
A 5-mile paddle race is planned around Detroit’s Belle Isle on Saturday.
Zimmerman appeared unharmed as he walked out of the medical station at the racecourse and spoke to the crowd that had gathered.
The event is now in its 98th year and features multiple races to crown a champion of the oldest active trophy in motor sports.
Put on by the business community each July, the popular event offers first-hand experiences and demonstrations for students of all ages.
Some Detroit City Council members are worried about reported dwindling crowds on Belle Isle since the state takeover.
Called the Once Around Bell Isle Festival, the Aug. 9 event also will include live music, craft beer, food trucks and local vendors.
Belle Isle’s golf center is struggling since the takeover of the island by the State of Michigan.
Some city council members expressed concern that many Detroiters no longer feel welcome on Belle Isle.