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Downtown Detroit is home to award-winning public spaces that serve as platforms of engagement and entertainment for Detroit residents, visitors, Downtown employees, and businesses. Our Downtown Detroit parks and public spaces — Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Beacon Park, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park, and the Woodward Esplanade — reflect historic, contemporary and unique spaces spread over 9 acres that attract millions of visitors annually through a wide array of cultural events and programming. Each park is activated, programmed and managed by The Detroit 300 Conservancy – an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP).
The Director of Public Spaces Operations is a senior level management position reporting to the DDP’s Chief Public Space Officer. This important position is responsible for park operations, management, visitor experience, programming and placemaking logistics for the DDP’s public spaces. The Director of Public Spaces Operations plays a critical role in ensuring on the ground operations exceed visitor expectations and that the organization continues to create innovative strategies and initiatives. The Director of Public Spaces Operations collaborates with the DDP Director of Operations in directing and supporting vendors and managing relationships with municipal and funding partners to create vibrant and sustainable public spaces in Downtown Detroit.