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Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

900 Inselruhe Ave
Detroit, MI 48207   Directions

(313) 821-5428


You will also find the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory in Belle Isle Park. This gorgeous greenhouse and botanical garden covers 13 acres. Built in 1904, this conservatory still overflows with beautiful plant life. Formal perennial gardens, annual flowerbeds, a rose garden and lily pond garden surround the domed conservatory, which is filled with exotic tropical and desert plants.

Belle Isle Park

Belle Isle Park

300 River Place Dr
Detroit, MI 48207   Directions

(313) 331-7760


The most popular park in Detroit, the gigantic Belle Isle Park is actually an entire island. Wonderful for people of all ages and activity levels, this island park has something for everybody. Visit the Dossin Great Lakes Museum; go swimming at the beach; hike along the lovely wooded trails; plan a pleasant picnic outdoors; and much, much more!

Campus Martius Park

Campus Martius Park

800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226   Directions

(313) 963-2225


Originally a central point of early Detroit lost in the reconfiguration of roads and traffic, the famous Campus Martius Park was re-established as a Renaissance City focal point in 2003. Located in the heart of downtown, this urban park was designed to resemble New York City’s Rockefeller Center with its sculptures, monuments, fountains, bistros, patches of greenery and skating rink hemmed in by towering buildings and other downtown attractions.

Detroit River Walk

Detroit River Walk

1340 E Atwater St
Detroit, MI 48243   Directions

(313) 566-8200


Enjoy the outdoors and a lovely scenic view of the Detroit International Riverfront as you stroll, jog or bike along the Detroit River Walk. This paved pathway essentially consists of a 5.5-mile promenade that runs from the Ambassador Bridge to Belle Isle Park. Stop along one of the plaza or pavilions for some fun at the carousel, butterfly garden or fishing piers.

Hart Plaza

Hart Plaza

1 Hart Plaza
Detroit, MI 48226   Directions

(313) 877-8057


Rotary Park

Rotary Park

32184 6 Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48152   Directions

(734) 466-2410


Less than half an hour away from Detroit, you’ll find Livonia’s Rotary Park. Although only a small, one-acre park, this little green gem is a great place for those looking to stretch their legs outdoors. Walk along the lovely, wooded trails that pass by some River Rouge tributaries, head to the baseball field and tennis courts or bring your dog out for some fresh air.

University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens

University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens

1800 N Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105   Directions

(734) 647-7600


Surround yourself with the beauty and tranquility of nature when you visit the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The outdoor gardens are open for free to the public, although the conservatory itself requires an admission fee. Outside, you can wander around over a dozen different gardens, including a rock garden and a labyrinth, as well as walk along five different nature trails. And there’s even more on the inside!

William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor

William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor

1900 Atwater St
Detroit, MI 48226   Directions

(313) 396-0217


Formerly known as the Tri-Centennial State Park and Harbor, the newly christened William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor is Michigan’s first state park located in an urban area. This park covers 31 acres of natural wildlife habitat, restored wetlands and riverfront. Visit the lighthouse, fish along the shore, enjoy a picnic outdoors or head out in a boat at this beautiful park.

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