Beacon Park

Detroit’s newest public park opened July 20, 2017.  The park infuses light, energy and motion to create a distinctive gathering place and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. The circular, open lawn is the largest of any downtown Detroit park and gives visitors room to run, play, relax and recharge. With year-round programming, interactive light installations and a contemporary restaurant with a rooftop garden and dining space for panoramic views of the park and city skyline – this park is beaming with eye-catching, Instagram-worthy moments to share with friends and family.

Beacon Park is Detroit’s most contemporary park on the western edge of downtown. The beautiful and contemporary park has

activated 1.2 acres, improved walkability, and created a catalyst for cultural vibrancy and economic development.  

The new park is home to a full-service restaurant and bar, Lumen, featuring a rooftop patio as well as quick bites from mobile carts and Food Trucks.

 

FEATURED EVENTS

April 20 - April 29: 10 am - 10 pm: Power Up at Beacon Park - FREE ARCADE AND PUTT PUTT

April 24 - 11:00 am: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Challenge

April 25 - 11:00 am: Bumper Bubble Soccer 

April 26 - 11:00 am: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Challenge

April 26 - 6:00 pm: Ultimate Frisbee and Epic Dodge Ball Battle 

April 27 - 11:00 am: Open Play Volleyball

April 27 - 6:00 pm: Brain Bowl and Game Night with Vault of Midnight

May 1 - 6:00 pm: Tuesday Night Volleyball Leagues

May 2- 6:00 pm: Wednesday Night Volleyball Leagues

UPCOMING EVENTS

Beacon Park

Monday,

16

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

DOWNTOWN STREET EATS AT BEACON PARK

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats from 11am - 2pm, Monday through Friday

April 16 - April 20, we'll be featuring:

MONDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
TUESDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
WEDNESDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
THURSDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
FRIDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard

Tuesday,

17

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

DOWNTOWN STREET EATS AT BEACON PARK

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats from 11am - 2pm, Monday through Friday

April 16 - April 20, we'll be featuring:

MONDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
TUESDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
WEDNESDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
THURSDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
FRIDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard

Wednesday,

18

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

DOWNTOWN STREET EATS AT BEACON PARK

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats from 11am - 2pm, Monday through Friday

April 16 - April 20, we'll be featuring:

MONDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
TUESDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
WEDNESDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
THURSDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
FRIDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard

Thursday,

19

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

DOWNTOWN STREET EATS AT BEACON PARK

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats from 11am - 2pm, Monday through Friday

April 16 - April 20, we'll be featuring:

MONDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
TUESDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
WEDNESDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
THURSDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
FRIDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard

Friday,

20

April

10AM - 10PM

Beacon Park

POWER UP at Beacon Park

FIRST Robotics is coming to Detroit. Head on over to Beacon Park to enjoy the FREE pop-up arcade with 15+ games and LED putt-putt! The arcade games include the World’s Largest Pac-man, Hoops Fever, Air Hockey, Pinball, and many more. The arcade will be running April 20 - April 29 from 10am - 10pm daily!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Friday,

20

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

DOWNTOWN STREET EATS AT BEACON PARK

Enjoy Downtown Street Eats from 11am - 2pm, Monday through Friday

April 16 - April 20, we'll be featuring:

MONDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
TUESDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
WEDNESDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
THURSDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard
FRIDAY: Chicken Shack and Stockyard

Saturday,

21

April

8AM - 11AM

Beacon Park

DETROIT CITY SOCCER TOTS

Join us for the inaugural season of Detroit City Soccer Tots! The Detroit City Soccer Tots program is in collaboration with Detroit City FC, the Downtown Detroit Partnership and the DTE Beacon Park Foundation.
The youth soccer initiative, which will run from April 7 through May 26, is designed for children aged 2-4 to learn fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork through physical fitness and fun.

Saturday,

21

April

10AM - 10PM

Beacon Park

POWER UP at Beacon Park

FIRST Robotics is coming to Detroit. Head on over to Beacon Park to enjoy the FREE pop-up arcade with 15+ games and LED putt-putt! The arcade games include the World’s Largest Pac-man, Hoops Fever, Air Hockey, Pinball, and many more. The arcade will be running April 20 - April 29 from 10am - 10pm daily!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Sunday,

22

April

10AM - 10PM

Beacon Park

POWER UP at Beacon Park

FIRST Robotics is coming to Detroit. Head on over to Beacon Park to enjoy the FREE pop-up arcade with 15+ games and LED putt-putt! The arcade games include the World’s Largest Pac-man, Hoops Fever, Air Hockey, Pinball, and many more. The arcade will be running April 20 - April 29 from 10am - 10pm daily!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Monday,

23

April

10AM - 10PM

Beacon Park

POWER UP at Beacon Park

FIRST Robotics is coming to Detroit. Head on over to Beacon Park to enjoy the FREE pop-up arcade with 15+ games and LED putt-putt! The arcade games include the World’s Largest Pac-man, Hoops Fever, Air Hockey, Pinball, and many more. The arcade will be running April 20 - April 29 from 10am - 10pm daily!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Tuesday,

24

April

10AM - 10PM

Beacon Park

POWER UP at Beacon Park

FIRST Robotics is coming to Detroit. Head on over to Beacon Park to enjoy the FREE pop-up arcade with 15+ games and LED putt-putt! The arcade games include the World’s Largest Pac-man, Hoops Fever, Air Hockey, Pinball, and many more. The arcade will be running April 20 - April 29 from 10am - 10pm daily!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Tuesday,

24

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

FIRST Championship Food Trucks

Enjoy an enhanced food truck schedule from Tuesday, April 24 through Friday April 27: 11am - 2pm

11am - 2pm  at Beacon Park:

TUESDAY: Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
WEDNESDAY: Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
THURSDAY:  Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
FRIDAY:  Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro

Tuesday,

24

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

THE ROCK 'EM SOCK 'EM CHALLENGE

The ultimate showdown is happening at Beacon Park! 
Don't miss your chance to be champion of the boxing ring!

This event is FREE and open to public

Wednesday,

25

April

10AM - 10PM

Beacon Park

POWER UP at Beacon Park

FIRST Robotics is coming to Detroit. Head on over to Beacon Park to enjoy the FREE pop-up arcade with 15+ games and LED putt-putt! The arcade games include the World’s Largest Pac-man, Hoops Fever, Air Hockey, Pinball, and many more. The arcade will be running April 20 - April 29 from 10am - 10pm daily!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday,

25

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

FIRST Championship Food Trucks

Enjoy an enhanced food truck schedule from Tuesday, April 24 through Friday April 27: 11am - 2pm

11am - 2pm  at Beacon Park:

TUESDAY: Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
WEDNESDAY: Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
THURSDAY:  Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
FRIDAY:  Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro

Wednesday,

25

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

BUMPER BUBBLE SOCCER

Spring is finally here! Come play Bumper Bubble Soccer at Beacon Park! 
Join us on Wednesday, April 25 at 11am!

* This event is Free and Open to the Public

Thursday,

26

April

10AM - 10PM

Beacon Park

POWER UP at Beacon Park

FIRST Robotics is coming to Detroit. Head on over to Beacon Park to enjoy the FREE pop-up arcade with 15+ games and LED putt-putt! The arcade games include the World’s Largest Pac-man, Hoops Fever, Air Hockey, Pinball, and many more. The arcade will be running April 20 - April 29 from 10am - 10pm daily!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Thursday,

26

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

FIRST Championship Food Trucks

Enjoy an enhanced food truck schedule from Tuesday, April 24 through Friday April 27: 11am - 2pm

11am - 2pm  at Beacon Park:

TUESDAY: Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
WEDNESDAY: Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
THURSDAY:  Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
FRIDAY:  Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro

Thursday,

26

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

THE ROCK 'EM SOCK 'EM CHALLENGE

The ultimate showdown is happening at Beacon Park! 
Don't miss your chance to be champion of the boxing ring!

This event is FREE and open to public

Thursday,

26

April

6PM - 9PM

Beacon Park

ULTIMATE FRISBEE AND DODGE BALL

Dodge, duck, dip, and dive your way around Beacon Park for an epic battle of ultimate Frisbee and Dodge Ball thanks to our friends at ComePlayDetroit!
In addition, we'll have LED putt-putt, food trucks, music and the crowning jewel - a FREE arcade with over 20 classic games reinvented using 2018 technology. Simply show up and let a great night of competition begin!

This event is FREE and open to the public 

Friday,

27

April

10AM - 10PM

Beacon Park

POWER UP at Beacon Park

FIRST Robotics is coming to Detroit. Head on over to Beacon Park to enjoy the FREE pop-up arcade with 15+ games and LED putt-putt! The arcade games include the World’s Largest Pac-man, Hoops Fever, Air Hockey, Pinball, and many more. The arcade will be running April 20 - April 29 from 10am - 10pm daily!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Friday,

27

April

11AM - 2PM

Beacon Park

FIRST Championship Food Trucks

Enjoy an enhanced food truck schedule from Tuesday, April 24 through Friday April 27: 11am - 2pm

11am - 2pm  at Beacon Park:

TUESDAY: Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
WEDNESDAY: Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
THURSDAY:  Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro
FRIDAY:  Ej's Gourmet Cuisine and El Charro

Friday,

27

April

6PM - 9PM

Beacon Park

GAME NIGHT AND TRIVIA

Come test your knowledge! We are hosting the "Brain Bowl" trivia night at Beacon Park on Friday April 27 at 6pm.
Did we mention there would be prizes for the winners!

If trivia isn't your thing come play board games with Vault of Midnight! Expert Game Masters will be on hand and ready to introduce you to a stack of the best board games available at Vault of Midnight! Whether you are a first time gamer or a seasoned mage, Vault of Midnight's Game Night is a great way to discover new games and your next favorite thing. 

Be sure to stop by Lumen for a drink or grab some pizza at Marconi's Food Truck!

This event is FREE and open to the public 

Saturday,

28

April

8AM - 11AM

Beacon Park

DETROIT CITY SOCCER TOTS

Join us for the inaugural season of Detroit City Soccer Tots! The Detroit City Soccer Tots program is in collaboration with Detroit City FC, the Downtown Detroit Partnership and the DTE Beacon Park Foundation.
The youth soccer initiative, which will run from April 7 through May 26, is designed for children aged 2-4 to learn fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork through physical fitness and fun.

Saturday,

28

April

10AM - 10PM

Beacon Park

POWER UP at Beacon Park

FIRST Robotics is coming to Detroit. Head on over to Beacon Park to enjoy the FREE pop-up arcade with 15+ games and LED putt-putt! The arcade games include the World’s Largest Pac-man, Hoops Fever, Air Hockey, Pinball, and many more. The arcade will be running April 20 - April 29 from 10am - 10pm daily!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Sunday,

29

April

10AM - 10PM

Beacon Park

POWER UP at Beacon Park

FIRST Robotics is coming to Detroit. Head on over to Beacon Park to enjoy the FREE pop-up arcade with 15+ games and LED putt-putt! The arcade games include the World’s Largest Pac-man, Hoops Fever, Air Hockey, Pinball, and many more. The arcade will be running April 20 - April 29 from 10am - 10pm daily!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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April 09, 2018

DOWNTOWN DETROIT TO WELCOME THOUSANDS OF​ ​ROBOTICS STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE WITH UNPRECEDENTED WEEK OF STEM PROGRAMMING IN PARKS

For the first time, the DDP, in conjunction with DTE Energy Foundation, Ally Bank, Strategic Staffing Solutions and LEAR Corporation, will welcome the FIRST Championship global robotics competition to Detroit on April 25. Leading up to and during the competition, visitors can participate in new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)-themed activation in Downtown Detroit’s parks and public spaces that will be free and open to all beginning April 20.

The FIRST Championship, which runs from April 25-28 at COBO Center and Ford Field, will bring 40,000 students, coaches, mentors and family members to Downtown Detroit. Nearly 700 qualifying teams from across the world will compete in the culmination of a 16-week season where K-12 students prototype, build, program and operate robots to complete a task that increases in difficulty at each level. The championship, which Detroit will host through 2020, is projected to attract $90 million in economic impact over the three years.

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March 19, 2018

LUMEN DETROIT ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE

LUMEN DETROIT will officially open to the public on the first week in April introducing food, wine and beer enthusiasts to the city’s newest restaurant located at 1903 Grand River in Detroit and anchoring Beacon Park, the new public space developed by DTE.       

LUMEN DETROIT is 4,000 square feet and will offer a variety of indoor and outdoor seating options. The inside of the restaurant features 125 seats and sliding glass walls that open to an outdoor patio, providing a flexible floor plan where another 150 seats can be found. A grand outdoor staircase leads to the sustainable green rooftop space offering another 45 seats and giving guests panoramic views of the park and city skyline. 

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March 05, 2018

Detroit’s Parks Turn Winter Months into Placemaking, Entrepreneurial Opportunity

Thoughtful placemaking is fundamental to the success of any economically and socially viable city. Detroit’s downtown parks are both public assets and important attractions throughout each of Michigan’s four seasons.

Using the natural elements of the park environment that change from season to season allows for incredible variation of activation, all in the heart of Detroit’s urban core. A sandy beach emerges during summer programming, and winter programs—like the most recent Winter in Detroit activation—prove just how enchanting a snowy wonderland can be.
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