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Capitol Park is the center of downtown's most dense residential neighborhood, surrounded by cafes and unique retail offerings, enhanced with beautiful greenery and comfortable seating.  

Responding to the transformation of the neighborhood to residential, Capitol Park will be redeveloped with a planned 2018 reopening. The intimate Capitol Park will become a premiere downtown space in a historically significant and iconic district. Once home to Michigan’s first State Capitol Building, the park carries forward important stories of Detroit’s past.

Surrounding Capitol Park are significant buildings designed by famous architects such as Albert Kahn (the Griswold Building) and John Donaldson (the David Stott Building).

Capitol Park is on the national registry of historic places and connects the city’s past with the future.

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January 19, 2018

THE DOWNTOWN DETROIT PARTNERSHIP WITH SUPPORT FROM MEIJER OFFERS SHOPPERS FREE ICE SKATING ADMISSION TO THE RINK AT CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK

Beginning January 22, The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) in collaboration with Meijer will offer shoppers free ice skating admission passes to The Rink at Campus Martius Park. In total, 500 passes will be distributed per week at six store locations in Detroit and surrounding suburbs.

 

  • Detroit - 14621 8 Mile Road, 48235
  • Detroit - 21431 Grand River Ave., 48219
  • Southfield - 2880 Telegraph Rd., 48034
  • Allen Park - 3565 Fairlane Blvd., 48101
  • Royal Oak - 5150 Coolidge Hwy., 49307
  • Northville - 20401 Haggerty Road, 48167
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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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