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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 five Downtown Detroit Parks — Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square,  Capitol Park, and Grand Circus Park — attract over 2 million visitors annually through cultural experiences, programs, events, and activations. On July 20th, Downtown Detroit's newest public space BEACON PARK at Grand River will open and attract hundreds of thousands of additional visitors. 

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Wednesday,

13

December

6PM - 9PM

Beacon Park

Volleyball Tournament at Beacon Park

Join us for 4v4 Co-ed Volleyball Tournament in Detroit at the NEW Beacon Park! Let's keep all the fun rolling from summer, fall, right into winter. Teams will play a minimum of two games - the more you win the more you play!

December 13 and December 20

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

Registration is now open!!!

Friday,

15

December

3PM - 11PM

Beacon Park

Detroit Beer and Wine Fest: Winter Edition

Join us to celebrate the holiday season at Beacon Park in the heart of Detroit. Detroit Beer & Wine: Winter Edition will feature craft beer, wine, and cocktails.

For tickets and more information - detroitbeerandwinefest.com

Saturday,

16

December

12PM - 5PM

Beacon Park

Selfies with Santa

Fun for the whole family, visit and take pictures with Santa at Beacon Park. 

Saturday,

16

December

1PM - 4PM

Beacon Park

Family Friendly Detroit Lions Tailgate

LET'S GO LIONS!! 
We can't wait to tailgate ahead of another Lions home game! The Honolulu Blue take on the Bears on Saturday, December 16!
Grab your kiddos and head over to Beacon Park from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a family friendly tailgate. 
What is a "family friendly" tailgate you say? It's a place you can feel comfortable and confident bringing your kids before kickoff to enjoy, giant connect four and jenga, fowling and more. 
Expect music, fire pits, Lions decor and families from all walks of life enjoying Detroit's newest public space.

Sunday,

17

December

12PM - 4PM

Beacon Park

Selfies with Santa

Fun for the whole family, visit and take pictures with Santa at Beacon Park. 

Wednesday,

20

December

6PM - 9PM

Beacon Park

Volleyball Tournament at Beacon Park

Join us for 4v4 Co-ed Volleyball Tournament in Detroit at the NEW Beacon Park! Let's keep all the fun rolling from summer, fall, right into winter. Teams will play a minimum of two games - the more you win the more you play!

December 13 and December 20

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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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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November 01, 2017

The Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE Energy Foundation are proud to present the Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 17 at Campus Martius Park.

DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 1, 2017 – For the 14th consecutive year, the Downtown Detroit Partnership continues one of the city’s most highly anticipated holiday celebrations - the annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony. Brought to you by DTE Energy Foundation, the event will feature a Michigan-grown, 60-foot Norwegian Spruce wrapped in more than 19,000 multi-colored lights and ornaments. The event begins at 5 p.m. and is free to the public.

“The DTE Energy Foundation has been a proud sponsor of this iconic holiday tradition for 14 years, which helps to showcase the beauty of our city and draw visitors downtown throughout the season,” said Faye Nelson, vice president, DTE Energy, and board chair and president of the DTE Energy Foundation. “Our support of the tree lighting is one of the special ways we show our appreciation to the communities we serve, helping thousands of families create memories that will last a lifetime.”

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