DETROIT – Boblo Island may be but a memory for Michiganders, but it’s certainly a fond one for many.
Before closing for good in the ‘90s, Metro Detroiters would spend summers riding a ferry across the Detroit River to Boblo Island, where a fun time waited to greet them. The recreation park opened in 1898, and was turned into an amusement park in the mid 1900s. It was home to a variety of attractions, including once one of the largest dance halls in the country.
We’re taking a trip down memory lane this summer to revisit the history of Boblo Island -- and we want your help!
On Sunday, July 16, we’re airing a Boblo Island documentary from 9 p.m.-11 p.m., and we’d love to share some of your experiences, too.
Do you have memories or stories to share about Boblo Island? Maybe even some pictures? Share them with us below, and we may feature them (and you!) on air alongside the documentary!
We hope to reach out to some of you to sit down and chat about your experience, possibly even on camera. Just fill out the information below, and the news team might be in touch. (Feel free to email any photos, additional materials, information, or questions to the ClickOnDetroit team at firstname.lastname@example.org.)