Since 2005, Belle Isle’s most prominent supporters, including the area’s top business and civic leaders, have shared their passion for Belle Isle Park during the annual Polish the Jewel Belle Isle Legacy Luncheon. Dressed in their favorite shoes, chapeaus and jewels, more than 400 women – and a few men – from across Metro Detroit attend Polish the Jewel to share their favorite memories of Detroit’s beloved island gem, as well as raise funds to maintain the park’s sparkle.
Funds raised from this year’s luncheon will go toward renovating the site of the water slide and transforming the space into Detroit’s best spot to grab a bite to eat and take in the view of our city! The concrete pad will be resurfaced, site furniture will be added, the site will be designed to connect to both sides of the beach, and space for food trucks will be added. Future phases of the project include a $2 million restoration of the bath house and build-out of the east beachfront with a splash pad.
Photo provided by Elayne Gross Photography