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Downtown Detroit is vibrant and welcoming with a number of beautiful public spaces that support a great walking experience and cultivate a vibrant retail and restaurant community.

Experience Downtown Fast Facts

4,520

Workers living Downtown (Downtown Detroit Census Tracts)

89%

Percentage of Detroiters who would bring out-of-town visitors to Downtown.

186

Approximate number of retail and restaurant spaces in Downtown Detroit (2020 Downtown Detroit Perceptions Survey)

About the Parks

Since 2000, the Downtown Detroit Partnership, in collaboration with the City of Detroit, has been the recognized leader in creating, programming, and managing Downtown Detroit’s historic and transformational public spaces and urban parks.

Explore Downtown

The Downtown Detroit Partnership offers exciting and fun events throughout the year. From our seasonal Downtown attractions to hundreds of free park events, come check out what Detroit has to offer.

Downtown Detroit has several different transportation options to get around. Find out what option works best for you.

Downtown Detroit’s population has increased 30% over the last decade, fueled by philanthropic investments in Downtown public spaces, a resurgence in new development, business investments, and exciting entertainment options. The demand for Downtown living continues . . .

DDP Impact

DDP leverages the leadership of local business and community partners to provide a vibrant Downtown that is welcoming to all.  

Through investments and programming in public spaces, enhanced cleaning and safety patrols, and support for local, small businesses, DDP works to create a thriving environment and robust economy in the Downtown.
 

The Spirit Card, a digital community gift card for exclusive use at participating Detroit restaurants and retailers. Support Detroit-based businesses and make a meaningful investment in your favorite restaurants and retailers. A great gift for . . .

Digital Wayfinding Kiosks were installed in 2021 and can be found in the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone. They provide high-level information at a glance about landmarks, destinations, and local businesses.

Ambassadors are proactive and friendly individuals that clean and serve as information resources for Downtown employees, residents, and visitors. Stationed throughout Downtown Detroit, the Ambassadors are able to provide assistance with directions, restaurant recommendations, and . . .

News & Insights

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The Re-created Downtown

September 20, 2022

The Re-created Downtown

Downtown is not dead; the proof is in the projects “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” says every U.S. downtown with apologies to Mark Twain. On Friday, March . . .

Campus Martius: The Catalyst for the Transformation of Downtown Detroit

September 15, 2022

Campus Martius: The Catalyst for the Transformation of Downtown Detroit

Social Life Project – In 2004, Detroit’s Campus Martius Park changed the trajectory of the future of downtown.  Nearly twenty years later, we see remarkable results practically everywhere. There’s a . . .

Downtown Detroit parks, real estate projects to benefit from DDP’s new $13.74 million state grant

September 7, 2022

Downtown Detroit parks, real estate projects to benefit from DDP’s new $13.74 million state grant

Crain’s Detroit Business – Parks in downtown Detroit will get a makeover as a result of $13.74 million the Downtown Detroit Partnership was awarded Wednesday. That grant is one of . . .

WXYZ Editorial: Our centennial salute to the Downtown Detroit Partnership

August 25, 2022

WXYZ Editorial: Our centennial salute to the Downtown Detroit Partnership

WXYZ DETROIT — Join us in celebrating a very special anniversary for downtown Detroit. One-hundred years ago, J.L. Hudson Company manager Oscar Webber chaired a meeting of the Business Property . . .

Coming Together and Celebrating Together

August 1, 2022

Coming Together and Celebrating Together

Hour Detroit – On behalf of the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP), its Board of Directors, Team and all those who help create a vibrant Downtown Detroit, you are invited to . . .

Spotlight on the News: CEO Eric Larson on the 100th anniversary of the DDP

July 22, 2022

Spotlight on the News: CEO Eric Larson on the 100th anniversary of the DDP

WXYZ Detroit — On Sunday, July 24, Spotlight on the News will conduct an in-depth interview with Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. He’ll tell us the big plans . . .

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Upcoming Events

June 21 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Downtown Street Eats, Michigan’s largest weekly food truck experience in Downtown Detroit remains the go-to destination for food enthusiasts. Featuring a blend of returning favorites and exciting newcomers for our . . .

June 23 @ 7:00 pm

Community Yoga with Citizen Yoga

Take time to center yourself with free yoga classes led by a certified instructor from Citizen Yoga, while enjoying the peace and serenity of this activity in the stunning Capitol . . .

June 24 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Downtown Street Eats, Michigan’s largest weekly food truck experience in Downtown Detroit remains the go-to destination for food enthusiasts. Featuring a blend of returning favorites and exciting newcomers for our . . .

June 24 @ 5:30 pm

City Glow Yoga

Where are all our yogis at? Get ready to light up your yoga practice with City Glow Yoga, returning with its signature glowing twist. Using 3-channel LED headphones, you’ll be . . .

Price: $5

June 25 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Downtown Street Eats, Michigan’s largest weekly food truck experience in Downtown Detroit remains the go-to destination for food enthusiasts. Featuring a blend of returning favorites and exciting newcomers for our . . .

June 25 @ 11:00 am

Summer Markets at Cadillac Square

Shop till you drop, support small business owners and entrepreneurs and grab takeaway foods at Summer Markets at Cadillac Square, weekly pop-up markets featuring local food and beverage purveyors, artisans . . .

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