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Each season, the Downtown Detroit Parks come alive and each with its own unique features including beautiful landscaping, flowing fountains, historical monuments, flourishing gardens, winter activations, comfortable seating, innovative dining options and a variety of activities that appeal to every age and background.

The Downtown Detroit Parks offer guests respite, relaxation, and comfort any time of day.

If you are interested in seeing internationally known performers and innovative artistry, taking part in cultural celebrations and healthy initiatives, or simply enjoying the essence of nature surrounded by Detroit’s iconic skyscrapers, these beautiful public spaces offer something for everyone.

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.

Upcoming Events

May 26 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Thursday, May 26 Food Truck Lineup -Original Seafood Truck -Motor City Sweet Treats (Woodward Esplanade) -Impasto […]

May 27 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Friday, May 27 Food Truck Lineup -Mr. Creole -Aruba Freeze (Woodward Esplanade) -Buffy’s -Egg Hunt -Lemonade & […]

May 31 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 Tuesday: B.L. Ellis, Sabor Latino, Smokey Ring BBQ, Wonkoos […]

June 1 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 Tuesday: B.L. Ellis, Sabor Latino, Smokey Ring BBQ, Wonkoos […]

June 2 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 Tuesday: B.L. Ellis, Sabor Latino, Smokey Ring BBQ, Wonkoos […]

June 3 @ 11:00 am

Downtown Street Eats

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats every week Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 Tuesday: B.L. Ellis, Sabor Latino, Smokey Ring BBQ, Wonkoos […]

Corporate Partnerships

A partnership is a great way to show employees and residents you are committed to the city’s green spaces. Customized partnership opportunities are available at a variety of involvement levels that include yearlong or seasonal support, program-specific champion, or special event promoter.

Explore the Downtown Parks

Campus Martius

Campus Martius

The heart of Downtown, Campus Martius Park is Detroit’s Gathering Place for employees, residents and visitors. In 2021, Campus Martius Park was named “Top Public Square '' by USA Today and has won countless awards . . .

Grand Circus Park

Grand Circus Park

Grand Circus Park anchors both a growing residential neighborhood and the Downtown Detroit entertainment district. The park features gardens, dog parks, new seating areas, and free, special events and performances.

Beacon Park

Beacon Park

Beacon Park opened in July 2017 and features stunning light installations, an open lawn space with outdoor games fun for all ages, and a contemporary two-story restaurant. The park hosts a program of daily organized . . .

Cadillac Square

Cadillac Square

Cadillac Square is home to the relocated Bagley Memorial Fountain, the food trucks rallies, and a variety of seating to enjoy amidst beautiful perennial gardens.

Capitol Park

Capitol Park

Capitol Park is a popular neighborhood and an emerging destination that features lush landscaping and green spaces, a new off-leash dog park, fitness classes, and more. The park is surrounded by incredible restaurants, bakeries, coffee . . .

Woodward Esplanade

Woodward Esplanade

The Woodward Esplanade is a new public space that extends from the south end of Campus Martius Park to Larned St. The new space will include weekday food trucks and plenty of seating to enjoy . . .

Things to Do

Whether you live and work in Downtown Detroit or like to visit, there are endless experiences. Take a walk through the parks or grab a MoGo to shop, dine, enjoy live music, peruse art galleries, attend theatre or simply take in the energy and people watch from your favorite vantage point. Welcome!

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Vendors & Rentals

The Downtown Detroit Partnership works with vendors to feature new food and retail concepts across our parks. The Downtown Detroit Parks are also premiere spaces for weddings, fundraisers, touring exhibitions, corporate events, film, and commercial shoots, product launches, and private events.

News & Insights

Park News

Find out the latest on what’s going on at the Downtown Detroit Parks.

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Downtown Detroit Partnership Names Visit Detroit as Presenting Sponsor of The Rink at Campus Martius

November 13, 2021

Downtown Detroit Ice Rink

Downtown Detroit Partnership Names Visit Detroit as Presenting Sponsor of The Rink at Campus Martius

Michigan’s premier outdoor staking rink returns to full operating capacity for 2021-2022 season, offers pre-season skating preview this weekend DETROIT – The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) today announced Visit Detroit . . .

Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE Energy Foundation Present Live Detroit Tree Lighting and Light Up Beacon Park for a ‘Bigger, Brighter, Better’ Holiday Season on Nov.19

November 5, 2021

Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE Energy Foundation Present Live Detroit Tree Lighting and Light Up Beacon Park for a ‘Bigger, Brighter, Better’ Holiday Season on Nov.19

Holiday season centerpiece is the tallest and brightest Michigan-grown Norway spruce Star-studded lineup of entertainment set to take to the ice and stage Public invited to attend and enjoy outdoor . . .

7th Annual Downtown Parktoberfest Returns to Campus Martius Park, Sept. 18-19

September 17, 2021

Detroit Parktoberfest

7th Annual Downtown Parktoberfest Returns to Campus Martius Park, Sept. 18-19

7th ANNUAL DOWNTOWN PARKTOBERFEST RETURNS TO CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK, SEPT. 18-19  Presented by Downtown Detroit Partnership, the weekend event celebrates beer, food and German culture in one of Detroit’s award-winning parks and features . . .

Downtown Detroit Partnership Introduces Free Wi-fi in Downtown Parks and Public Spaces, Helping Bridge Digital Divide

April 7, 2021

Downtown Detroit Partnership Introduces Free Wi-fi in Downtown Parks and Public Spaces, Helping Bridge Digital Divide

New high-speed network increases internet accessibility for all DETROIT – The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP), its CEO Eric Larson and Board Chair Cindy Pasky today announced the launch of free, high-speed public . . .

Campus Martius Park Named Top Public Square by USA Today 10Best

March 16, 2021

Campus Martius Fountain

Campus Martius Park Named Top Public Square by USA Today 10Best

DETROIT – Detroit’s Campus Martius was recognized in USA Today’s 10Best Top Public Squares for 2021. “Campus Martius Park serves as Detroit’s gathering place, where locals and visitors alike can come . . .

The 11th Annual Quicken Loans Season of Winter Magic at Campus Martius Park Hosts “WJR’s 49th Annual Christmas Sing” as it Returns to Downtown Detroit!

December 10, 2014

The 11th Annual Quicken Loans Season of Winter Magic at Campus Martius Park Hosts “WJR’s 49th Annual Christmas Sing” as it Returns to Downtown Detroit!

“Showcase D’Holidays” enters its final two weeks with newly featured restaurants and musical headliners; holiday shopping continues at Somerset Collection CityLoft DETROIT, Mich., December 8, 2014 – Returning to Detroit . . .

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