Downtown Detroit Parks


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

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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.

Downtown Street Eats Returns to Cadillac Square

March 16, 2017

With more food trucks and diverse menus than ever before, Downtown Street Eats - Supported by Sanders returns to Cadillac Square.  

The annual downtown culinary destination features a rotating schedule of great lunchtime food choices from a variety of local food trucks and restaurants, including: Participants include Los Dos Amigos Taco TruckBombay-Wraps,Marconi's Pizza Food TruckHunter House Hamburgers - Ann ArborHero Or Villain Van, Detroit Shrimp & Fish, Grillwich Tot Stop Foodtruck,Concrete CuisineShredderzSmoke Ring BBQBeans & Cornbread,Amicci's PizzaHigh Octane Food TruckDelectabowl Food Truck & CateringSOUPDIVE, El Charro, Rollin Stone Wood Fired PizzaStreetside Sushi, The Rolling Stoves, The Mean Weenie, The Spot, Lazybones Smokehouse, Chick-a-Dee, Union Street DetroitStockyard, Buffy’s Mexi-Casian, The Pita Post, The Nosh Pit Detroit, and others. 


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