Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Belle Isle Slides Open this Weekend

What better way to usher in Memorial Day - the segway to summer time - than with an exciting, slippery trip down one of Belle Isle's most exciting attractions, the waterslides.

Not only are they bigger and better than that old Slip 'n Slide you have packed away in your attic, heading down to the slides will give you and your friends a chance to check out the beauty of Belle Isle, the three-mile island situated smack-dab in the middle of the Detroit River. Although it'll cost you $3 to take the plunge, this fee allows users to ride the slides all day. At less than what you're paying for your daily cappuccino, skip the joe and head on down for some fresh air and fun. The city is set to open the slides for use on Saturday. Daily hours are from 12:00 - 8:00 pm.

If water slides aren't your thing, don't fret; Belle Isle has plenty more attractions - ogle at the glorious James Scott fountain, monkey-around at the one-acre children's Playscape, or relax and do some bird-gazing at the blue heron watching area. Visit the Friends of Belle Isle's website for additional ideas. Click here for location and directions.