Detroit's Gathering Place

Campus Martius



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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June 16, 2017

Beacon Park will open downtown July 20-23rd

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.

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May 09, 2017

Big Rock Chophouse owners to run restaurant in DTE Energy park

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.

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May 01, 2017

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

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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