Activities in Detroit are soaring through the city. A rainbow of colors in June was unapologetically shown off for the Motor City Pride Festival. Detroit parks for flying on getting in on the fun. Summer is a time for flying your freak flag and waving the American flag.
Celebrate the 4th of July by flying colorful kites in the sky that will lead way into a night sky full of fireworks. Unleash your inner child. Detroitisit rounded up a list of open Detroit parks for kites flying in & around Detroit.
If you’re a Detroiter, you’ve probably already been to Belle Isle this summer. Belle Isle Park holds space for various summer activities. Detroit Kite Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation sponsored by the Michigan Wildlife Council and National Heritage Academies. Ride your bike for the 4th annual festival if you want free entry to the park. Eastern Market and the Downtown Riverfront are two convenient places to park. Drivers will have to pay for a recreation passport. You could also take the bus and access Belle Isle via the No. 12 Conant route. In addition to kite flying and making, they will have very limited free activities. There is no registration. Be spontaneous and bring your friends! Click HERE for more information.
When & Where:
Sunday, July 10th
Belle Isle Cricket Field, near the James Scott Fountain
GABRIEL RICHARD PARK
There are other wonderful Detroit parks for kite flying beside the big island of Belle Isle. Though, this park is still close enough to see Belle Isle. This beloved City of Detroit park borders the Belle Isle Bridge to the east and offers gorgeous views of Belle Isle. Bring your kite for a perfect picture! Spend the day exploring what else The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy has enhanced to the three-acre park. Check out the plaza and pavilion as well as fountains, fishing outlooks, butterfly gardens, and a labyrinth. Click HERE for more information.
Located at 7130 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207-3741
LAKE ST. CLAIR METROPARK
If you’re in the metro area or looking to get out of Detroit for a little, there are plenty of Metro Detroit Parks for kite flying. Lake St. Clair Metropark is mostly for water lovers, but you could still bring your kite along! Enjoy water sports activities at Metroparks. Scope out the land for the best spots to freely fly your kite. The grass area can get crowded as it is popular. A 1,600-foot boardwalk offers a wonderful view of Lake St. Clair. Click HERE for more information.
Located at 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township, MI 48045.
ELIZA HOWELL PARK
Take the family up to Northwest Detroit’s hidden gem. Elizabeth Howell Park is a serene nature area that holds 250 acres of preserved land in the flood plain of the Rouge River. The fourth-largest park in Detroit invites you to explore over 2 miles of hiking trails through both prairie and forest landscapes. You will feel lucky to be surrounded by the diverse plants and animals in vernal pools, the wildflower prairie, and the hardwood forest canopy, which isn’t as prominent in the city. Fly your kite in nature and in the middle of Detroit’s Brightmoor Neighborhood. Click HERE for more information.
Located at 23751 Fenkell Ave, Detroit, MI 48223.
Rouge Park is one of the largest green spaces in the city, though others are in the works in the coming years! People have invested their love for nature and the Rouge Park amenities, which have created brilliant visions for the near future to draw even more attention to the natural beauty. Detroit community engagement is present and asks for your continued support. You will also find excitement in their new Brennan Pools and Splash Pad. Stay up with their upcoming events. Click HERE for more information.
Located at 21800 Joy Rd, Detroit, MI.
200 acres of sports fields, sports courts, skate park, walking paths, aquatic facility, and a golf course. The Environmental Education Plaza, Skatepark, and Community Garden could use your support. Click HERE for more information. Have a family reunion or just relax, ride, and swim. If you get tired of kite flying, you won’t have to leave! They have programs and activities that have people enjoying the outdoors all summer.
Located at Detroit Parks & Recreation 115 Erskine, Detroit, MI 48201.
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