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Since Campus Martius Park opened in 2004, Downtown Detroit Parks has grown into multiple public spaces within Detroit’s urban core and offers an exciting variety of activities and entertainment each season.

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WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN DETROIT PARKS!

Downtown Detroit is home to award-winning Campus Martius Park and other historic public spaces that anchor key districts and neighborhoods and serve as welcoming gathering places for metro Detroit residents, employees, visitors and businesses.  

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.

Our six Downtown Detroit Parks — Campus Martius Park, Beacon Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Spirit of Detroit Plaza, and Grand Circus Park — attract over 2 million visitors annually through cultural experiences, programs, events, and activations. 

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FEATURED EVENTS

Wednesday,

17

January

5PM - 6PM

Beacon Park

Winter Boot Camp at Beacon Park

Join Pulse Fitness Detroit for the first ever Winter Boot Camp at Beacon Park! Find us in the Winter Lodge! This workout will be a challenge to all those who participate as we bring elements of fitness to D.  Strength, cardio & stability will be mastered in this camp! Kick Off Winter Bootcamps 2018 with us! 

Free Class

Participants must register at Pulsefitnesstraining.com or mindbodyonline.com

Monday,

22

January

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT AT BEACON PARK

We're back at it again, except this time it's twice as nice! Taking the two-day format and making this a 4-day tournament... more games and more touches!

Come join us at the Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge for four nights of co-ed 4s play, on Monday and Wednesday from January 22 - 31. Four game guarantee, don't miss this!

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent. 

Registration is now open!!!

Wednesday,

24

January

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT AT BEACON PARK

We're back at it again, except this time it's twice as nice! Taking the two-day format and making this a 4-day tournament... more games and more touches!

Come join us at the Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge for four nights of co-ed 4s play, on Monday and Wednesday from January 22 - 31. Four game guarantee, don't miss this!

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent. 

Registration is now open!!!

Monday,

29

January

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT AT BEACON PARK

We're back at it again, except this time it's twice as nice! Taking the two-day format and making this a 4-day tournament... more games and more touches!

Come join us at the Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge for four nights of co-ed 4s play, on Monday and Wednesday from January 22 - 31. Four game guarantee, don't miss this!

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent. 

Registration is now open!!!

Wednesday,

31

January

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT AT BEACON PARK

We're back at it again, except this time it's twice as nice! Taking the two-day format and making this a 4-day tournament... more games and more touches!

Come join us at the Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge for four nights of co-ed 4s play, on Monday and Wednesday from January 22 - 31. Four game guarantee, don't miss this!

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent. 

Registration is now open!!!

Monday,

05

February

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

MONDAY NIGHT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Join us for 4v4 Co-ed Volleyball League on Monday nights at Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge! 

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent.

Registration is now open!!!

Monday,

12

February

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

MONDAY NIGHT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Join us for 4v4 Co-ed Volleyball League on Monday nights at Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge! 

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent.

Registration is now open!!!

Monday,

19

February

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

MONDAY NIGHT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Join us for 4v4 Co-ed Volleyball League on Monday nights at Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge! 

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent.

Registration is now open!!!

Monday,

26

February

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

MONDAY NIGHT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Join us for 4v4 Co-ed Volleyball League on Monday nights at Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge! 

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent.

Registration is now open!!!

Monday,

05

March

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

MONDAY NIGHT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Join us for 4v4 Co-ed Volleyball League on Monday nights at Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge! 

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent.

Registration is now open!!!

Monday,

12

March

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

MONDAY NIGHT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Join us for 4v4 Co-ed Volleyball League on Monday nights at Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge! 

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent.

Registration is now open!!!

Monday,

19

March

6PM - 10PM

Beacon Park

MONDAY NIGHT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Join us for 4v4 Co-ed Volleyball League on Monday nights at Beacon Park in the heated Winter Lodge! 

This tournament will take place inside a large, well-lit, and HEATED tent.

Registration is now open!!!

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DINING OPTIONS IN DOWNTOWN PARKS

Detroit Starts Here

Gaining in national recognition and status, Detroit’s food scene is one of the most exciting in the country! Each Downtown Detroit Park district offers fresh dining options from casual food trucks and carts, park restaurants and bars, to adjacent downtown dining options.  Campus Martius Park has its own award-winning, chef-driven restaurants: PARC, which opened during 2016 to critical acclaim, and The Fountain Detroit (Seasonal).

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December 19, 2017

Detroit's New Year's Eve ball drop moving to Beacon Park from Campus Martius

The annual New Year’s Eve ball drop in downtown Detroit is getting a new home with more space.

“The Drop” — DTE Energy’s Motor City NYE Presented by Quicken Loans — is moving from Campus Martius to Beacon Park located at Grand River and Cass avenues, event producers say.

“Beacon Park’s energy and beauty will provide the ideal backdrop for ringing in the new year,” Nancy Moody, vice president of Public Affairs for DTE Energy, said in a news release sent by event organizers at Motor City NYE LLC. “We’re proud to support this Detroit tradition and to provide the venue for party goers and families alike to celebrate a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve.”

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November 27, 2017

UGLYCHRISTMASSWEATER.COM PRESENTS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE ATTEMPT AT BEACON PARK FOR LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE WEARING HOLIDAY SWEATERS

DETROIT - NOV. 27, 2017 – DTE Energy Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership are excited to announce a title attempt for the largest gathering of people wearing holiday (Christmas season) sweaters and jumpers at Beacon Park on December 9. Presented by UglyChristmasSweater.com, the Guinness World Records™ attempt will aim to break the current record of 3,473 set at the Kansas Athletics vs. Montana men’s basketball game on December 19, 2015 in Lawrence, KS.

Participants will be asked to convene at Beacon Park on the corner of Cass and Grand River at 6:30 p.m. to begin the process of getting participants in place for the official count. UglyChristmasSweater.com will also be on site selling an assortment of holiday sweaters to anyone needing approved attire. 

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November 08, 2017

Beacon Park Kicks Off Brand New Winter Programming with ‘Light Up Beacon Park!’ Holiday Party on the Night of Tree Lighting

The November 17 party will feature a performance by “Queen of Blues” Thornetta Davis, a live stream of tree lighting at Campus Martius Park, free shuttles, interactive light displays, visits with Santa, food trucks, bars and more!

DETROIT - NOV 8, 2017 – The DTE Energy Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership are excited to announce that Downtown Detroit’s newest public space will kick off a spectacular and innovative season of winter programming with Light Up Beacon Park on November 17 from

5 p.m. to midnight. The holiday party marks the first time in Detroit Tree Lighting history that the family-favorite tradition will expand its entertainment to two separate Downtown parks with free shuttles between the two public spaces. It also kicks off the beginning of Beacon Park’s winter programming schedule filled with silent discos, a beer and wine festival, visits with Santa and much more.

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