Belle Isle

Belle Isle bridge. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ)

It’s Official: Detroit’s Belle Isle Is Michigan’s Newest State Park

The Michigan DNR has taken over management of the 985-acre island park in the Detroit River.


Belle Isle bridge. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ)

Belle Isle Is Now Officially A State Park

As of today, Belle Isle is officially a state park. The state will run the park as part of a 30-year lease from the city of Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2014

Belle Isle bridge. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ)

Plan Would Renovate Detroit Boat Club As Boutique Hotel On Belle Isle

A Hong Kong-based businessman wants to transform the dilapidated Detroit Boat Club building on Belle Isle into a boutique hotel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/25/2014

(credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

Sprucing Up Belle Isle: State Cuts Down Hazardous Trees

The 982-acre park will open Feb. 10 as Michigan’s 102nd state park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2014

WWJ Photo/S.L. Stoddart

$11 Fee To Visit Detroit’s Belle Isle Kicks In Feb. 10

The days of visiting Detroit’s Belle Isle park for free are coming to an end.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03:  Arie Luyendyk, Jr. attends KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2012 at Nokia Theatre LA Live on December 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

SST Series Brings (Awesome!) New Dimension To Belle Isle Grand Prix

When it comes to auto racing, it’s better to show than to tell.

CBS Detroit–12/13/2013


Belle Isle Begins Transition Toward State Park

Belle Isle is getting a major makeover before being turned over to state management in February.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2013

Detroit police gather clothes left behind on the Belle Isle bridge after receiving a 911 call that someone might have jumped into the Detroit River. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Coast Guard Searching After Phone, Clothes Found On Belle Isle Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Detroit River near Belle Isle for a potential missing person.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2013

Metallica performed as 'Dehaan' at the Orion Music Festival on June 8th, 2013.(Photo by Steve Wiseman / CBS Radio)

Orion Festival Won’t Return In 2014

Metallica is taking a year off from the Orion Festival so there will be no repeat performance in 2014 at Belle Isle next year.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2013

Detroit Indy Grand Prix at The Raceway at Belle Isle on September 2, 2007 in Detroit.  (Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

2014 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Tickets Now On Sale

Race fans: Start your engines! Tickets for the 2014 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix are now on sale.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2013




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