Since the Spirit of Detroit statue’s dedication in September of 1958 by Detroit sculptor Marshall Fredericks, this block of Woodward has long been a natural gathering place for Detroiters to celebrate victories and rally together for unity. Spirit Plaza is envisioned to serve as Detroit’s “civic square”—the city’s first-ever public space designed for all citizens to gather and engage and learn about local initiatives, as well as enjoy in civic, culinary and cultural attractions that highlight Detroit’s many voices and unique identity.

Opened in 2017, the plaza is currently in the pilot stage. The pilot is a data-driven test or experiment period to drive future decisions.

Plaza Programming

For all the latest information about Plaza programs and events, visit our sister website Downtown Detroit Parks.

Call for Plaza Events

To apply to have a free and open to the public community event at Spirit Plaza, fill out this form.

It is also available a printable format in Arabic, Bengali, English, French and Spanish.