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The state is taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in reducing the coronavirus risk to Michigan residents.


In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory and Belle Isle Aquarium will be closed through April 13.

For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus visit or

For current and up-to-date information regarding Belle Isle Conservancy's events and programming, please visit this PAGE.

On April 25th, thousands will come together in a joint mission to protect, preserve and celebrate the Detroit River. Join us as we invite you to help remove plastic pollution and other littered items from in and around one of our most precious natural resources —The Detroit River.

Belle Isle Park is a 982-acre island park located in Detroit with historic, environmental, and cultural resources that have been beloved for generations. The park is home to the Belle Isle Aquarium,  Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle Nature Center,  the James Scott Memorial Fountain, and more!


The Belle Isle Conservancy's mission is to protect, preserve, restore and enhance the natural environment, historic structures and unique character of Belle Isle as a public park for the enjoyment of all – now and forever. A result of merging  four groups dedicated to supporting the park, the Belle Isle Conservancy works in close partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the City of Detroit to bring additional resources to supporting and sustaining the park. 


Belle Isle Park Facilities' Hours of Operation


Belle Isle Park: Open Daily, 5 am - 10 pm

Belle Isle Park Office: Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 4:30 pm

Belle Isle Aquarium: Fri. - Sun., 10 am - 4 pm (year-round)

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory: Wed - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm

Belle Isle Nature Center: Open Daily, 10 am - 5 pm (April through October)

Open Wed. - Sun., 10 am - 4 pm (November through March)

Dossin Great Lakes Museum: ​Fri. - Sun., 10 am - 4 pm (year-round)

Belle Isle Golf Center: Open Daily, 9 am - 9 pm (March through October)

Belle Isle Giant Slide:  Open Wed. - Sun., 12 pm - 7 pm (Closed 3 pm - 4 pm daily)

James Scott Memorial Fountain: Open Memorial Day - Labor Day

Click HERE for a map of locations.


Recreation Passport


The Recreation Passport ($11 for Michigan vehicles, $5 for Michigan motorcycles) is required for vehicle entry to all 103 Michigan state parks, including Belle Isle. A Recreation Passport is NOT required for visitors accessing the park by foot, bike, or public transit. There is a $16 fee for one day passes for commercial vehicles. 


For details, visit


For questions, please contact the DNR by email at or by phone at


Special Events & Weddings


Venues for special events and weddings are managed by the organization responsible for the facility.

  • For the Belle Isle Casino, Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Flynn Pavilion, and Scott Fountain, contact the DNR.

  • For the Belle Isle Aquarium, contact the Belle Isle Conservancy.

  • For the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, contact the Detroit Historical Society.

  • For the Detroit Yacht Club, contact the Detroit Yacht Club. 


Click HERE for more info and contacts.

Shelter Reservations


To reserve a shelter, please contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources online at or call the reservation desk at 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).

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Belle Isle Conservancy | 300 River Place Drive, Suite 2800, Detroit, MI 48207 | 313.331.7760 |

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