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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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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February 19, 2018

Detroit City FC launches Detroit City Soccer Tots youth program

Detroit City FC is excited to announce the inaugural Detroit City Soccer Tots season coming to Beacon Park in April 2018.

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.

“As residents who are raising our children in the city, we see this new initiative as an opportunity to use our club to bring together young families and build stronger social bonds across the city,” said Sean Mann, co-owner of Detroit City FC. “We’re especially excited to have the opportunity to utilize a great, new public space.”

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February 14, 2018

Hour Detroit - 2018 Restaurant of the Year: Parc

Excellent food, exceptional service, and a crisp and formal but distinctly unstuffy atmosphere sets Parc in Campus Martius apart.

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