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

Monday,

15

January

11AM - 6PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4
Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Tuesday,

16

January

11AM - 6PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4
Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Wednesday,

17

January

11AM - 6PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4
Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm 
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Thursday,

18

January

11AM - 6PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4
Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm 
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Friday,

19

January

11AM - 12AM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4

Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Saturday,

20

January

10AM - 11PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4

Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Sunday,

21

January

12PM - 8PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4

Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Monday,

22

January

11AM - 6PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4
Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Tuesday,

23

January

11AM - 6PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4
Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Wednesday,

24

January

11AM - 6PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4
Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm 
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Thursday,

25

January

11AM - 6PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4
Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm 
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Friday,

26

January

11AM - 12AM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4

Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Saturday,

27

January

10AM - 11PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4

Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

Sunday,

28

January

12PM - 8PM

Campus Martius

SKATE THE RINK

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The premier family-friendly outdoor skating rink in Michigan. Open seven days a week and holidays

January 8 - March 4

Monday - Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am- Midnight
Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

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December 19, 2017

Detroit's New Year's Eve ball drop moving to Beacon Park from Campus Martius

The annual New Year’s Eve ball drop in downtown Detroit is getting a new home with more space.

“The Drop” — DTE Energy’s Motor City NYE Presented by Quicken Loans — is moving from Campus Martius to Beacon Park located at Grand River and Cass avenues, event producers say.

“Beacon Park’s energy and beauty will provide the ideal backdrop for ringing in the new year,” Nancy Moody, vice president of Public Affairs for DTE Energy, said in a news release sent by event organizers at Motor City NYE LLC. “We’re proud to support this Detroit tradition and to provide the venue for party goers and families alike to celebrate a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve.”

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November 27, 2017

UGLYCHRISTMASSWEATER.COM PRESENTS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE ATTEMPT AT BEACON PARK FOR LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE WEARING HOLIDAY SWEATERS

DETROIT - NOV. 27, 2017 – DTE Energy Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership are excited to announce a title attempt for the largest gathering of people wearing holiday (Christmas season) sweaters and jumpers at Beacon Park on December 9. Presented by UglyChristmasSweater.com, the Guinness World Records™ attempt will aim to break the current record of 3,473 set at the Kansas Athletics vs. Montana men’s basketball game on December 19, 2015 in Lawrence, KS.

Participants will be asked to convene at Beacon Park on the corner of Cass and Grand River at 6:30 p.m. to begin the process of getting participants in place for the official count. UglyChristmasSweater.com will also be on site selling an assortment of holiday sweaters to anyone needing approved attire. 

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November 08, 2017

Beacon Park Kicks Off Brand New Winter Programming with ‘Light Up Beacon Park!’ Holiday Party on the Night of Tree Lighting

The November 17 party will feature a performance by “Queen of Blues” Thornetta Davis, a live stream of tree lighting at Campus Martius Park, free shuttles, interactive light displays, visits with Santa, food trucks, bars and more!

DETROIT - NOV 8, 2017 – The DTE Energy Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership are excited to announce that Downtown Detroit’s newest public space will kick off a spectacular and innovative season of winter programming with Light Up Beacon Park on November 17 from

5 p.m. to midnight. The holiday party marks the first time in Detroit Tree Lighting history that the family-favorite tradition will expand its entertainment to two separate Downtown parks with free shuttles between the two public spaces. It also kicks off the beginning of Beacon Park’s winter programming schedule filled with silent discos, a beer and wine festival, visits with Santa and much more.

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