One of the best things about being a kid is having someone take you to the park and getting to climb up and then ride down the slide. That is unless it's a metal slide on a hot day, then it feels like a torture device.

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The giant slide at Belle Isle Park was closed down Friday because kids were getting hurt going down it.

Why Was The Belle Isle Slide Closed Down?

The Detroit Free Press reported that The giant ride was reopened on Friday after closing due to COVID-19. Children excitedly flooded the gates, until seeing others ride down.

Slide goers flew into the air and slammed back down onto the metal.
Children limped after getting off at the bottom. A crowd gathered to watch the mayhem.

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The Belle Isle Park Slide Is Back Open

When Is The Giant Slide Open For Riders?

The slide will run for the next 2 weeks on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11a - 3p.

How Much Does It Cost To Go Down The Giant Slide?

You might want to bring a couple of dollars and you should be all set. Each ride on the giant slide costs just $1.

Is There An Age Or Height Requirement For The Giant Slide?

It appears that there is not an age limit but you must be 48" or taller.

More Info About Belle Isle Park

Pure Michigan describes Belle Isle Park as a Detroit gem and a Michigan state park. The 987-acre island park features the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, the Belle Isle Aquarium, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, giant slide, athletic fields, picnic areas, tennis courts, Belle Isle Nature Zoo, the James Scott Memorial Fountain and more attractions popular with all ages and interests.

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