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October 1, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: Detroit
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) is pleased to announce the return of Open Streets Detroit for its second year, taking place on Sunday, October 1, from noon to 5 p.m. The event will temporarily turn 3.5 miles of road into safe, open, car-free zones for local families and the community to run, bike, shop, and play together, with the route stretching from Beacon Park to Michigan Avenue and into Southwest Detroit along West Vernor Highway.

This year’s route will begin at the newly opened Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit, connecting through Roosevelt Park in Corktown, and continuing through Southwest Detroit, past Clark Park, ending at Military Street. The route highlights vibrant residential neighborhoods, local retail and green space along both Michigan Avenue and West Vernor Highway.


Open Streets Detroit invites you to be part of this movement and apply to be a program partner, or let them know about people or organizations that you think would be great additions to Open Streets Detroit by responding to this email.

To apply to become an Open Streets Detroit Program Partner, click here. The application is available in both English and Spanish. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on August 31, 2017.


Volunteers will be assigned to an area of the route where duties include managing intersections, greeting and assisting participants with map and activity information, and displaying high energy and excitement. For a full list of volunteer opportunities, please visit our website here.

Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and should wear comfortable shoes and pants/shorts. Most volunteers will be standing/walking. Volunteers will also be provided food, snacks, and water throughout the event.


For more information about this event, please contact Amanda Abukhader at 313-566-8250 or