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Waterslide At Detroit's Belle Isle Park To Be Demolished

Belle Isle
Belle Isle Conservancy

An old waterslide at Detroit's Belle Isle will be taken down.

Michigan's Department of Natural Resources manages the island park and says crews are expected Monday to start tearing apart the slide which opened in 1996. Demolition is expected to take a week.

Plans are to replace the slide in Belle Isle's beach area with a splash park feature and patio. Plans also include enhanced seating, landscaping and parking.

The cost is estimated at $3.5 million, with replacement work conducted in phases as money is raised.

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