1. DESTINATIONS BLOG: Explore Detroit’s Parks this Summer

    June 12, 2018

    By Eden Baniels

    Detroit in the summertime becomes an array of possibility as several parks provide an opportunity to enjoy picnics, stroll through nature, and see the beautiful waterfront. If you plan to take the Connector to Detroit this summer, these are some of the parks you definitely want to check out.

    William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor

    The East Detroit riverfront is home to several attractions that brings in plenty of tourists during the summertime. Many of these attractions include parks, plazas, pavilions, pathways and open green space.

    The West Riverfront includes pathways that link the riverfront to West Jefferson Avenue, and has plenty of open green space suited for a variety of outdoor summer activities.

    Much of the space along the Riverfront is used for walking, cycling, running, fishing, or simply enjoying a picnic along with the beautiful view of the waterfront.

    Campus Martius Park

    Campus Martius Park remains one of the most widely visited tourist destinations in Detroit and is especially popular in the summertime. This Downtown Detroit park was the inaugural winner of the Urban Land Institute Urban Open Space Award.

    At Campus Martius, visitors are able to take in an up-close look at Detroit’s cityscape while enjoying the open space that creates an oasis within the bustling city. While enjoying the park, you can visit the several shops and restaurants in the nearby vicinity.

    Check out this park and get to get to know Detroit while taking in the warm summer days.

    Grand Circus Park

    Grand Circus Park is a five-acre park in downtown Detroit. Just four blocks north of Campus Martius Park, Grand Circus is a historic district within Detroit. This park anchors a growing residential district and is home to Detroit’s entertainment district.

    Some of the exciting establishments surrounding the park include The Fox Theatre, The Detroit Opera House, Little Caesars Arena, and the Fillmore.

    The park has was recently renovated to include a garden, dog park, two historic fountains, and several sculptures and monuments. Live events happening at Grand Circus Park include music, opera, live theater, literary readings, performances and more.