The 982-acre park will open Feb. 10 as Michigan’s 102nd state park.
It smells good, and you can eat it — but Michigan officials say they just want it out of state parks.
Many of the state parks are in need of caring and you can help make them look beautiful.
The Detroit City Council on Tuesday discussed a controversial plan to have the state take Belle Isle off the city’s hands.
“Offensive” and “insulting” and “stupid” are just three of the words Detroit City Council members used to describe Mayor Bing and Gov. Snyder’s proposed agreement to turn Belle Isle into a state park.
Detroit would maintain ownership under a proposed agreement with the state and Department of Natural Resources leasing the land under contract.
It appears Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder have struck a deal to have the state run Belle Isle for the next 30 years.
A gem to some and wreck to others, Detroit’s Belle Isle has become the latest bone of contention between state officials offering to operate the poorly managed park and what some in the city see as too much outside interference.
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Summer employees are needed at Michigan’s 98 state parks and recreation areas, nearly 700 boating access sites and 16 state harbors located around the state. Part-and full-time jobs are available.