The Detroit 300 Conservancy is an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. The Conservancy raised more than $20 million to create, design and construct Campus Martius Park. Since its opening in 2004, the Conservancy has operated, programmed and funded the nationally-recognized Campus Martius Park, which was the recipient of the first ever 2010 Urban Land Institute’s Amanda Burden Open Space Award. Campus Martius Park is a magnet for people, attracting more than 2 million annual visitors and spurring more than $1 billion in new investment downtown.

Beginning in 2013 and working with the City of Detroit and key downtown stakeholders, the Conservancy is also activating, improving and programming three other downtown historic parks and public spaces including Grand Circus Park, Capitol Park and Paradise Valley’s Beatrice Buck Park.

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Campus Martius Park

Award-winning Campus Martius Park has delivered on its promise to be Detroit’s Gathering Place, exceeding expectations in every way. New development surrounding the Park from street level cafés to the Compuware and Quicken Loans Headquarters and One Kennedy Square Buildings now frame what has become a vibrant city center.

The Park has become the community gathering place for its immediate neighborhood, and the entire city. It is a place where everybody comes and is welcome; from the corporate lawyers, to the downtown residents. The Park celebrates and embraces diversity every day; a model for the Detroit region.

It is Detroit’s, and the region’s, signature downtown square, as Rockefeller center is to New York City. Located at the heart of the neighborhood and downtown on Woodward Avenue, the Park is also the crossroads to all the other major downtown activity.
Campus Martius Park Website

Capitol Park


Capitol Park is envisioned to be the center of an emerging arts district and residential neighborhood with galleries and cafes on the ground floors and residential apartments above. Capitol Park was renovated in 2010 and the new design provides shade trees, benches and tables with umbrellas. The park is envisioned to be a venue in which artists can display their work and a refuge for residents that live around the park.

Grand Circus Park

Grand Circus Park is a key gateway into Downtown Detroit and more specifically the Entertainment District.

Paradise Valley – Beatrice Buck Park


Located at the heart of a new and exciting entertainment district in Detroit, Paradise Valley is surrounded by the second largest theatre district in the US. Nestled among the tree-lined streets, historically, Paradise Valley was the business district and entertainment center of a densely-populated African-American residential area in Detroit.