Detroit Aglow
Detroit Aglow
We're Back - Monday, November 22
Detroit Aglow
Annual Detroit Tree Lighting
18th Annual
Detroit Tree Lighting
Friday, November 19 from 5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Annual Detroit Tree Lighting
The Spirit Card
The Spirit Card
Become a Participating Merchant Today!
The Spirit Card
2021 Development Update
Downtown Detroit Community and Development Update
A Snapshot of Downtown Developments
2021 Development Update
Parks
DDP Parks + Public Spaces
From Campus Martius Park to Beacon Park
Parks
Downtown Detroit Datascape
Downtown Detroit
Datascape
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Downtown Detroit Datascape
Learn About the DDP
Downtown Detroit Partnership
Learn About the DDP
Illuminating Detroit
Illuminating Detroit
New Detroit Sign Traveling Throughout City
Illuminating Detroit
Detroit Campaign
Support the DDP
Your Gift Makes a Difference
Detroit Campaign
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Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP)

DDP strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. We convene business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant and resilient urban core for Detroit and the region. The DDP provides thought leadership on a broad range of timely issues affecting our community and advocates on behalf of Detroit residents and small and local businesses and convenes corporate philanthropic and government partners. 

Two children play on a modern carousel-like piece of playground equipment. Behind them, children play several other colorful pieces of playground equipment while adults fill the lush lawn.

DDP Parks + Public Spaces

DDP programs and manages nearly 2,000 events annual in Downtown Detroit Parks + Public Spaces, including: Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square,Beacon Park, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park and the Woodward Esplanade. These award-winning public spaces attract residents, visitors and businesses as well as help to catalyze new investment and development in the city.

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Business Improvement Zone

The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ), established in 2014, is a special assessment district funded by Downtown Detroit’s commercial property owners. The BIZ team works to create a clean, safe, beautiful and welcoming environment by leveraging the collective resources of property owners, the City of Detroit and other stakeholders.

The downtown Detroit skyline at night, looking north on Woodward from the intersection of Jefferson. Buildings are lit up, creating a yellow and blue hue.

Downtown Detroit Datascape

The latest American Community Survey shows that Downtown Detroit continues to be a bright spot for residential population growth within the Detroit region. Since the 2010 U.S. Census count, Downtown Detroit is estimated to have increased its population by 35 percent, far outpacing the Detroit Region which grew at 0.5 percent rate in that same time period.

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COVID-19 Relief

We are in this together and will keep you informed on how changes impact our city and its parks and public spaces. We also want to provide supportive resources for our community. At the DDP, we hope that these updates and resources provide comfort and peace of mind during a universally challenging time. Browse a list of local, state, and federal resources.

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Give to DDP

As a non-profit, the DDP’s mission is to strengthen Downtown through strategic initiatives, signature events and programs. Consider giving a tax-deductible donation to support our work. While COVID-19 changed quite a bit, the DDP's dedication remains to keep Downtown Detroit a place for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for your support.

MoGo Detroit

MoGO: DDP Affiliate

MoGo, Detroit’s first public bicycle rental system, has 75 stations and 620 bikes in 10 neighborhoods in the greater Downtown. It also operates in northwest Detroit, Berkley, Ferndale, Oak Park, Royal Oak and Huntington Woods. A non-profit, MoGo is funded by revenue and through support from Henry Ford Health System and Health Alliance Plan.