What is Beacon Park?
On July 20, 2017, DTE Energy opened a new and exciting park for Detroiters and visitors to enjoy at the corner of Grand River and First Ave. Beacon Park spans 1.2 acres of downtown Detroit and features stunning light installations, a circular, open lawn space, a contemporary two-story restaurant with rooftop dining and year-round activities and entertainment. This park hosts a full program of daily organized activities and entertainment such as musical performances, food trucks, lunch and after-work parties, concerts, lighting spectacles, children’s events, farmer’s markets, fitness and exercise, micro league sports and games, and other special events. DTE Energy converted an empty triangle of land, adjacent to our downtown headquarters, into a beautiful green park and a magnet for the community and new development. Within five to ten minutes walking distance to major downtown Detroit attractions, including Woodward’s entertainment corridor and central business district, the park is a place for friends and family to gather on workdays, and on weekends.
What does the name mean?
Beacon Park’s name reflects the park’s mission to bring light, energy and motion to west central downtown.
When is the park open?
Beacon Park is open to the public every day from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Where is Beacon Park located?
Beacon Park is located on Grand River and First Street, outside of DTE Energy’s downtown headquarters. Both the park’s location and its distinctive amenities help spur development in the area. Sited between the entertainment district – home of Little Caesar’s Arena, Comerica Park and Ford Field – the Central Business District, Corktown, Motor City Casino and MGM Grand Casino, Beacon Park is centrally located within quick walking distance to many of Detroit’s largest sports and entertainment venues. Beacon Parks serves as an inviting and entertaining destination for local residents, businesses, and visitors to congregate and enjoy for generations to come. The park is also a catalyst for future development, spurring economic growth in the downtown area.
What are Beacon Park’s sustainability efforts?
In true DTE fashion, Beacon Park provides a sustainable destination in Downtown Detroit. Additionally, Lumen is one of the city’s greenest downtown restaurants with LED lighting and high-efficient HVAC equipment. From the name and sustainable roof, to the LEED-certified design and bulb-shaped salt and pepper shakers, DTE’s influence is felt throughout 4,000-square-foot building.
Who should I contact if I want to reserve the park?
The DTE Energy Beacon Park Foundation partners with the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) to program activities, events and entertainment for Beacon Park to ensure that the park hums with excitement and adds to the vitality of the city. DDP programs the park year-round with events including national musical acts and art installations. To reserve Beacon Park, visit: http://downtowndetroitparks.com/rentals
What is Lumen?
Lumen is a restaurant that anchors Beacon Park, and it offers eclectic craft fare, a towering beer list and a distinctive alfresco dining experience. Owner Norm and Bonnie LePage have been operating restaurants in southeast Michigan for more than four decades and Lumen joins the list of LePage’s other signature restaurants — Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills, Big Rock Chop House and Griffin Claw in Birmingham.
The restaurant’s interior features stunning details, including:
- Seamless and connected indoor and outdoor dining spaces – sliding glass walls open to offer a flexible floor plan and plentiful outdoor dining.
- A grand outdoor staircase will lead to a green rooftop dining space with panoramic views of the park and city skyline.
- An expansive ceiling made of Forest Stewardship Council Certified Sapele mahogany wood – ensuring that the wood is sustainably harvested from responsibly managed forests.
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday – Saturday: 3 to 11 p.m.
- Sunday – 3 to 9 p.m.
Who is the media contact for Beacon Park?
Colleen Rosso at 313-235-5555