Did you know that there was once a proposal to build a park structure at the Eastern edge of Belle Isle? The vintage rendering shows that the proposal included sale boat slips on the northeastern and southeastern edge of the island, a boardwalk, a large artificial fountain, and multi-level mezzanine structure.
I am kind of glad this was never built as I like the rugged wilderness of the island as it is now. But then again the skyline views of downtown from this end of the island would be incredible. What do yo think?