Downtown Detroit Parks offers visitors relaxing, beautifully landscaped areas throughout the city’s urban core to enjoy simply on their own or as part of the many entertainment events regularly offered.   

You are welcome...

To visit the park during the hours of operation 6:00am - 10:00pm daily

To use the open areas, including the lawns

To use the park chairs, tables and benches within the park

To enjoy and touch the water features without entering the fountains

To appreciate the gardens without entering flowerbeds or picking flowers

To clean up after yourself by depositing trash in the trash receptacles

To bring your dog, as long as you leash it, keep it from watering trees, grass and plants, and stoop to scoop

To apply to hold an event in the Park that is appropriate in size and use

To dress modest and appropriate for a family environment

The Park guidelines prohibit …

Entering the park when closed, loitering or sleeping

Panhandling or postings of signs in violation of city ordinances

Climbing on monuments, public art or trees

Feeding birds

Rummaging in trash receptacles

Obscene language or gestures, fighting, yelling, throwing objects, littering, playing loud music or other disorderly conduct of any kind

Obstructing park entrances and exits or walkways, including the entrances and exits of the park dining facilities

Performances, commercial activity, vending, distribution of commercial material or holding a commercial event without permission by Downtown Detroit Partnership

The use of sound amplification by any group or individual engaging in leafleting, petitioning, solicitation or demonstration; or leafleting, petitioning, solicitation or demonstration by any group of more than 25 people without a permit from the Detroit Parks and Recreation Department (more detailed information about permits and demonstrations in City parks can be found at

Unofficial organized ballgames, skateboarding, rollerblading or bicycling

Camping, grilling or open fires  

Bringing glass containers or alcoholic beverages into the parks  

Patrons of Downtown Detroit Parks are subject to the rules, regulations, and policies of the City of Detroit and the City of Detroit Department of Parks and Recreation.






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