Spirit of Detroit Plaza

New Spirit of Detroit Plaza

Spirit of Detroit Plaza, a newly designed downtown public space on Woodward at Jefferson, inaugurated on Monday, June 12th, 2017 continuing through Thursday, August 31st, 2017.  Weekday Plaza activities include a rotating schedule of lunchtime food truck service, 11am-2pm, and live performances featuring talented youth and established artists representing the cultural diversity found in our city's neighborhoods, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:30am-1:30pm.  Spirit of Detroit Plaza offers a new way to enjoy downtown Detroit and a new location for civic discourse and community exchange. 

Generously funded by The William Davidson Foundation,  Quicken Loans, and Bank of America

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September 11, 2017

Capitol Park redesign plan includes more greenery, focus on history


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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July 24, 2017

Opening Weekend for Beacon Park Detroit a Success

July 24, 2017 by David Lingholm 

As soon as the shovels were put away from last year’s ground breaking for Beacon Park Detroit, the work began to make sure the park would open with a big splash. From the physical construction of the park to planning the programming, everything needed to happen quickly.

That planning and hard work came to fruition last Thursday as Nancy Moody, vice president of Public Affairs for DTE Energy, kicked off the opening weekend of Beacon Park Detroit by welcoming employees, neighbors and visitors as the community gathered to celebrate.

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June 16, 2017

Beacon Park will open downtown July 20-23rd

By Robin Runyan 

The Grand Opening weekend July 20-23 will have live music (including Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Thornetta Davis, plus indie band Lord Huron), a beer garden, fitness activities, a family day, a night market, a gospel brunch, light activations, and a screening of “Back to the Future” with a Delorean for photo ops.

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