Created in the 1860's, the five-acre Grand Circus Park now anchors a growing residential district while also being the gateway to Downtown’s entertainment district surrounded by a number of the city’s favorite attractions, such as Comerica Park, The Fox Theatre, Detroit Opera House, Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena, and The Fillmore.
Recently upgraded, the park has new seating and guest areas, gardens, a beloved dog park for Downtown residents and two beautiful historic fountains. Grand Circus Park is also home to free special events of live theater, opera, music, literary readings, street performances, and others.
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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
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.”
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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