Unfortunately, after decades of mismanagement and neglect by the Detroit City Council and other crooked politicians it fell into ruin. The aquarium closed and people stopped going there. It became just another crime ridden place to avoid in Detroit.
Finally after years of negotating with the ridiculous city council the state finally took it over and it became a state park.
Rich and I decided it was time to pay a visit so on a warm Sunday afternoon we took a drive out there.
It was packed with people exploring and having picnics
The aquarium was open.
The conservatory was beautiful.
And the fountain was also beautiful.
There are still some neglected areas but for the most part it's a very nice place and I'm glad we took the time to go.