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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Point of Origin

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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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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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