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Detroit's Belle Isle Becoming Newest State Park

Created: 02/10/2014 10:57 AM WDIO.com

DETROIT (AP) - Belle Isle in Detroit is officially becoming Michigan's newest state park.

The state is taking over the city-owned park under a 30-year lease deal with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. The move goes into effect Monday, and the DNR says in a statement that current park rules and hours remain in effect for the Detroit River island park.

The state, working with partner organizations, says it plans to continue to make improvements to the 985-acre island park.

The lease agreement is expected to save the bankrupt city between $4 million and $6 million a year.

Detroit retains ownership of Belle Isle, which was laid out by landscape architect Frederic Law Olmsted, designer of New York's Central Park.

There will be a new $11-per-car annual fee to visit.

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Online: http://www.belleislepark.org

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DNR Staff Removing Hazardous Trees on Belle IsleDepartment of Natural Resources crews work to clear hazardous trees and brush from island trails.
Michigan DNR photo

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