Detroit's Gathering Place

Campus Martius

Park

CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

The first-ever winner of the prestigious, international Urban Land Institute Urban Open Space Award, Campus Martius Park delivers on its promise to be Detroit’s Gathering Place in the immediate downtown community and for the entire city and region. Detroit's signature public space presents spectacular skyline views in an extraordinary setting.

Campus Martius Park offers a wide range of opportunities to connect with friends, old and new, or simply to enjoy a bit of serenity. Rest and relax on any of our comfortable seating options near the everflowing Woodward Fountain or enjoy the beautiful landscaping and flourishing gardens while exploring some of the park’s historical amenities, such as The Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument or Detroit's Point of Origin, the 1806 historic monument within the park where the city’s mile roads begin and draw to the suburbs.

If you’re looking for something outside of the day-to-day park activities, the park presents and produces a wide variety of free events, programs, classes, and amenities for you to take advantage of every day, including the region's most popular ice skating rink and several dining and beverage options.

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THINGS TO DO IN

Campus Martius Park

Monuments
The Rink
The Beach
Green Space
History
Stages
Fountains
Point of Origin

UPCOMING EVENTS

Campus Martius Park

Wednesday,

23

May

6PM - 10PM

Campus Martius

NASH FM FREE FOR ALL COUNTRY CONCERT

NASH FM 93.1 and Soaring Eagle Casino Resort are pleased to announce the 2018 FREE For All Country Concert presented by Faygo!  Join us in the outdoor summer sun as we continue the tradition of free live country in downtown Detroit!  Performers include David Lee Murphy, Eric Paslay, Michael Tyler, Abby Anderson, and Matt Gary!

Keep listening to NASH FM 93.1 for your chance to win access to our FREE For All Country Concert invitation-only pre-party at The Hard Rock Café!  Win your access, and you’ll meet all the performers plus receive passes to view the show from the VIP viewing area.

It’s all part of the FREE For All Country Concert, presented by Soaring Eagle Casino Resort, Faygo, The Hard Rock Café, and NASH FM 93.1!

David Lee Murphy
Eric Paslay
Michael Tyler
Abby Anderson
Matt Gary

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April 30, 2018

15​TH​ ANNIVERSARY OF CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATED WITH UNVEILING OF A NEW PLAZA FOR THE POINT OF ORIGIN AND SALUTE TO EDSEL B. FORD II

Today, the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) revealed a new plaza showcasing Detroit’s Point of Origin and marking the 15​th​ anniversary of the groundbreaking for Campus Martius Park​.​ The event also unveiled a granite wall inscribed with the founding members of the Detroit 300 Conservancy, who were tasked with the creation of Campus Martius Park, and a quote from Edsel B. Ford II to pay tribute to his visionary leadership as chairman of the Conservancy.

“I have always believed that the difference between a mediocre community and a great one is measured entirely by the level of pride each individual has within it,’’ said Edsel B. Ford II, former chairman of the Detroit 300 Conservancy Board. “Campus Martius Park has exceeded all expectations. It stands as a witness to who we are as Detroiters. A place where we can gather and celebrate all that our community offers.”

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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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