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

Sunday,

12

November

12AM - 12AM

Campus Martius

Rink Preview Weekend

Join us at Campus Martius for the first skate of the Winter Season!

Preview Weekend is November 10 -12, 2017

Hours

Friday, November 10 - 5pm - Midnight
Saturday, November 11 - 10am - Midnight 
Sunday, November 12 - Noon - 8pm

Friday,

17

November

12AM - 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.

Friday,

17

November

12AM - 12AM

Campus Martius

Visit with Santa

All good little boys and girls will get to share their holiday wishes with Santa this year in the lobby at One Campus Martius! Take a free "Santa selfie" or have your photo taken by a local photographer ($). 

November 18 - December 23

Thursdays and Friday 4pm - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Tree Lighting (11/17) 5pm - 7pm & 8pm - 9pm
Thanksgiving (11/23) 11am - 2pm
Black Friday (11/24) 12pm - 6pm

Friday,

17

November

5PM - 12AM

Campus Martius

14th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony

For the 14th consecutive year, the Downtown Detroit Partnership continues one of the city’s most highly anticipated holiday celebrations - the annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony. Brought to you by DTE Energy Foundation, the event will feature a Michigan-grown, 60-foot Norwegian Spruce wrapped in more than 19,000 multi-colored lights and ornaments. The event begins at 5 p.m. and is free to the public.

Saturday,

18

November

12AM - 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.

Saturday,

18

November

12AM - 12AM

Campus Martius

Visit with Santa

All good little boys and girls will get to share their holiday wishes with Santa this year in the lobby at One Campus Martius! Take a free "Santa selfie" or have your photo taken by a local photographer ($). 

November 18 - December 23

Thursdays and Friday 4pm - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Tree Lighting (11/17) 5pm - 7pm & 8pm - 9pm
Thanksgiving (11/23) 11am - 2pm
Black Friday (11/24) 12pm - 6pm

Sunday,

19

November

12AM - 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.

Sunday,

19

November

12AM - 12AM

Campus Martius

Visit with Santa

All good little boys and girls will get to share their holiday wishes with Santa this year in the lobby at One Campus Martius! Take a free "Santa selfie" or have your photo taken by a local photographer ($). 

November 18 - December 23

Thursdays and Friday 4pm - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Tree Lighting (11/17) 5pm - 7pm & 8pm - 9pm
Thanksgiving (11/23) 11am - 2pm
Black Friday (11/24) 12pm - 6pm

Monday,

20

November

12AM - 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.

Tuesday,

21

November

12AM - 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.

Wednesday,

22

November

12AM - 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.

Thursday,

23

November

12AM - 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.

Thursday,

23

November

12AM - 12AM

Campus Martius

Visit with Santa

All good little boys and girls will get to share their holiday wishes with Santa this year in the lobby at One Campus Martius! Take a free "Santa selfie" or have your photo taken by a local photographer ($). 

November 18 - December 23

Thursdays and Friday 4pm - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Tree Lighting (11/17) 5pm - 7pm & 8pm - 9pm
Thanksgiving (11/23) 11am - 2pm
Black Friday (11/24) 12pm - 6pm

Friday,

24

November

12AM - 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.

Friday,

24

November

12AM - 12AM

Campus Martius

Visit with Santa

All good little boys and girls will get to share their holiday wishes with Santa this year in the lobby at One Campus Martius! Take a free "Santa selfie" or have your photo taken by a local photographer ($). 

November 18 - December 23

Thursdays and Friday 4pm - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Tree Lighting (11/17) 5pm - 7pm & 8pm - 9pm
Thanksgiving (11/23) 11am - 2pm
Black Friday (11/24) 12pm - 6pm

Saturday,

25

November

12AM - 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.

Saturday,

25

November

12AM - 12AM

Campus Martius

Visit with Santa

All good little boys and girls will get to share their holiday wishes with Santa this year in the lobby at One Campus Martius! Take a free "Santa selfie" or have your photo taken by a local photographer ($). 

November 18 - December 23

Thursdays and Friday 4pm - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Tree Lighting (11/17) 5pm - 7pm & 8pm - 9pm
Thanksgiving (11/23) 11am - 2pm
Black Friday (11/24) 12pm - 6pm

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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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November 01, 2017

The Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE Energy Foundation are proud to present the Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 17 at Campus Martius Park.

DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 1, 2017 – For the 14th consecutive year, the Downtown Detroit Partnership continues one of the city’s most highly anticipated holiday celebrations - the annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony. Brought to you by DTE Energy Foundation, the event will feature a Michigan-grown, 60-foot Norwegian Spruce wrapped in more than 19,000 multi-colored lights and ornaments. The event begins at 5 p.m. and is free to the public.

“The DTE Energy Foundation has been a proud sponsor of this iconic holiday tradition for 14 years, which helps to showcase the beauty of our city and draw visitors downtown throughout the season,” said Faye Nelson, vice president, DTE Energy, and board chair and president of the DTE Energy Foundation. “Our support of the tree lighting is one of the special ways we show our appreciation to the communities we serve, helping thousands of families create memories that will last a lifetime.”

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September 11, 2017

Capitol Park redesign plan includes more greenery, focus on history

By TYLER CLIFFORD

The Downtown Detroit Partnership revealed renderings for the Capitol Park Historic District redesign at a community meeting Monday evening.

DDP CEO Eric Larson and Public Work principals Adam Nicklin and Marc Ryan, among other officials, were on hand at DIME Detroit to get public feedback on the proposed concepts.

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