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Belle Isle Park reopens giant slide on Aug. 19

(CBS DETROIT) - A six-lane giant slide at Belle Isle Park reopens Friday.

The slide will operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

The cost is $1 per ride.

The giant slide will once again be operating at Belle Isle starting Friday August 19th! Staffed by Michigan Department...

Posted by Belle Isle Park - Michigan on Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The park says it is partnering with the Summer Youth Employment Program to expose children to parks "the natural environment through a work cohort and creates a pipeline for all participants to consider natural resource-based careers."

However, the slide was shut down Friday afternoon as park officials say they are making adjustments "to the speed that we have seen users coming down today."

"Hopefully after our small adjustment we will be back up and running and the slide will be slower for more enjoyment," they said in a Facebook post.

Officials say they will provide an update with the hours of operation.

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