Belle Isle, one of my favorite Detroit Parks growing up as a kid, may no longer be free to enter. Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed making it into a state park as a means of helping the city of Detroit out of its financial crisis. The plan isn’t final, but doing so means those who enter would be required to have a state recreation passport on their license which costs $10. That, in turn, would mean more money for the park which the city has let deteriorate. Read more: Belle Isle
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