Downtown Detroit Parks


Capitol Park redesign plan includes more greenery, focus on history

September 11, 2017


The Downtown Detroit Partnership revealed renderings for the Capitol Park Historic District redesign at a community meeting Monday evening.

DDP CEO Eric Larson and Public Work principals Adam Nicklin and Marc Ryan, among other officials, were on hand at DIME Detroit to get public feedback on the proposed concepts.

Opening Weekend for Beacon Park Detroit a Success

July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 by David Lingholm 

As soon as the shovels were put away from last year’s ground breaking for Beacon Park Detroit, the work began to make sure the park would open with a big splash. From the physical construction of the park to planning the programming, everything needed to happen quickly.

That planning and hard work came to fruition last Thursday as Nancy Moody, vice president of Public Affairs for DTE Energy, kicked off the opening weekend of Beacon Park Detroit by welcoming employees, neighbors and visitors as the community gathered to celebrate.

Beacon Park will open downtown July 20-23rd

June 16, 2017

By Robin Runyan 

The Grand Opening weekend July 20-23 will have live music (including Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Thornetta Davis, plus indie band Lord Huron), a beer garden, fitness activities, a family day, a night market, a gospel brunch, light activations, and a screening of “Back to the Future” with a Delorean for photo ops.

Big Rock Chophouse owners to run restaurant in Beacon Park

May 09, 2017

Detroit Free Press by Mark Kurlyandchik

Another world-class park is coming to downtown Detroit, along with a flagship restaurant and culinary operator.

For the previously announced park at Cass and Grand River, DTE Energy has partnered with Norm and Bonnie LePage, restaurateurs whose purview includes Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills and Big Rock Chophouse and Griffin Claw Brewing Co. in Birmingham.

The Fountain Detroit Returns for 2nd Season at Campus Martius Park

May 01, 2017

The park’s seasonal shipping container restaurant that premiered last year and quickly became very popular will reopen for the season again this year!  Featuring casual open-air dining, this urban beach-side full-service restaurant and bar offers a variety of frozen drinks, specialty cocktails, and craft beer, plus its own creative spin on grilled paninis, burgers, salads, and appetizers.  

Starting on May 2nd, Fountain Detroit is open through October 2017: 

Mon - Wed 11am to 10pm
Thur 11am to 11pm
Fri - Sat 11am to 12am
Sunday 11am to 7pm

Menu and More info at

DDP selects Toronto-based firm to modernize Capitol Park district

April 26, 2017

The Downtown Detroit Partnership selected architecture firm Public Work to lead a Capitol Park Historic District redesign project this fall.

Capitol Park District is comprised of a park and numerous buildings designed by renowned architects such as Albert Kahn (the Griswold Building) and John Donaldson (the David Stott Building). The district, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, was a foundation of growth for Detroit and the state of Michigan, being the first home of the state's capitol building and first city high school. The area also served as a safe zone in antebellum America for runaway slaves on the underground railroad en route to freedom in Canada.

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