Beacon Park Kicks Off Vibrant New Detroit Space

  Beacon Park seating & gardens (Photo by Emily Lewis)

Beacon Park seating & gardens (Photo by Emily Lewis)

I just had a lovely visit to Beacon Park, located at the corner of Grand River and Cass Ave. Just a couple of weekends ago, the Park had opening festivities including concerts by Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Lord Huron, a movie screening, a Detroit makers market, food trucks, and a gospel brunch.

When I went to Beacon Park today at lunchtime, there were two food trucks (Bombay Indian and Chicken & Waffles), many people enjoying the day, beautiful gardens, live music, and kids and adults dancing in the center green! It was a happy place to be!

The park is 1.5 acres and is setting up to be like a second Campus Martius. Lumen, the park’s in-process restaurant (to have a green roof and rooftop seating) hasn’t opened yet but looks like it’s going to be vibrant and exciting! It’s scheduled to open in Spring of ’18. Beacon Park also has huge seesaws set up – I have to try them! 

  View of Beacon Park Green and Lumen (Photo by Emily Lewis)

View of Beacon Park Green and Lumen (Photo by Emily Lewis)

The park was financed by DTE Energy, and the DTE Foundation is funding the programming for more than 600 events planned at the park through the end of this year. Watch for more about Beacon Park and visit this awesome new space! Find out more about what’s going on at the Beacon Park Facebook page.