- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - The federal government says Belle Isle is getting $325,000 to help renovate athletic facilities at the island park in the Detroit River.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the funding Tuesday as part of $3 million for projects around the country.

The grant will help the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and private partners renovate and revitalize more than 50 acres of athletic facilities. The work seeks to improve fields for baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and cricket, as well as tennis and basketball courts.

Playground equipment and sidewalks also will be improved. Belle Isle last year became a state park as part of a cost-cutting effort for Detroit.

The grants are part of the government’s new Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership.




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