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Park Rules

You are welcome...

  • To visit the park during the hours of operation 6:00am - 10:00pm daily
  • To use the open areas, including the lawns
  • To use the park chairs, tables and benches within the park
  • To enjoy and touch the water features without entering the fountains
  • To appreciate the gardens without entering flowerbeds or picking flowers
  • To clean up after yourself by depositing waste in the trash receptacles
  • To bring your dog, as long as you leash it, keep it from watering trees, grass and plants, and stoop to scoop
  • To apply to hold an event in the Park that is appropriate in size and use
  • To dress modest and appropriate for a family environment


The Park guidelines prohibit …

  • Entering the park when closed, loitering or sleeping
  • Panhandling or postings of signs in violation of city ordinances
  • Climbing on monuments, public art or trees
  • Feeding birds
  • Rummaging in trash receptacles
  • Obscene language or gestures, fighting, yelling, throwing objects, littering, playing loud music or other disorderly conduct of any kind
  • Obstructing park entrances and exits or walkways, including the entrance and exit of the restaurant
  • Performances, commercial activity, vending, distribution of commercial material or holding a commercial event without permission by Detroit 300 Conservancy
  • The use of sound amplification by any group or individual engaging in leafleting, petitioning, solicitation or demonstration; or leafleting, petitioning, solicitation or demonstration by group of more than 25 people without a permit from the Detroit Parks and Recreation Department (more detailed information about permits and demonstrations in City parks can be found at
  • Organized ballgames, skateboarding, rollerblading or bicycling
  • Camping, grilling or open fires
  • Glass containers or alcoholic beverages

 Patrons of Campus Martius Park are subject to the rules, regulations, and policies of the City of Detroit and the City of Detroit Department of Parks and Recreation.