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9 Photos That Show Spring Has Arrived on Belle Isle

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Spring in Detroit: Belle Isle soaks up some sun

After a week of random snow flurries, has spring finally arrived in Detroit?
We roamed Belle Isle on Friday and noticed daffodils in full bloom – and tulips trying hard to see the sun. Visitors brought their lunches to park benches; runners jogged along the river; walkers took in the sun.

Want to see springtime on Belle Isle up close? The island is one of the Detroit highlights featured by Show Me Detroit Tours. For complete tour info visit www.showmedetroittours.com/reservations.html.

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9 Photos That Show Spring Has Arrived on Belle Isle

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Belle Isle Spring

Read the complete Crain’s Detroit Business article.

SPRING IN DETROIT: BELLE ISLE SOAKS UP SOME SUN

After a week of random snow flurries, has spring finally arrived in Detroit?
We roamed Belle Isle on Friday and noticed daffodils in full bloom – and tulips trying hard to see the sun. Visitors brought their lunches to park benches; runners jogged along the river; walkers took in the sun.

Want to see springtime on Belle Isle up close?  The island is one of the Detroit highlights featured by Show Me Detroit Tours​..  For complete tour info visit http://www.showmedetroittours.com/reservations.html.

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Detroit Athletic Club reaches 100, marks it with sculptures

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The Detroit Athletic Club will celebrate its centennial on April 24 with a new sculpture park.

The Albert Kahn-designed club is also completing rooftop renovations to create a restaurant, lounge and meeting rooms, which are expected to open in July.

The $2.3 million sculpture project, which will be placed on the island bisecting Madison Avenue in front of the club, represents the club’s original mission of supporting amateur athletics.

Nine-foot statues of a second baseman throwing a runner out at first, two runners and a football running back donning the number 20 were commissioned by the club’s foundation and sculpted by A. Thomas Schomberg. His most famous work is the Rocky statue in Philadelphia.

A fourth sculpture — a female swimmer — will be installed in the circular drive entryway of the club. The DAC trained female Olympic hopefuls decades ago.

This is just one of the historic structures included in a Show Me Detroit Tours 2-hour tour of Greater Downtown Detroit. Complete tour info is at www.showmedetroittours.com/reservations.html.

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