Located in Downtown Detroit just west of Woodward Avenue, Capitol Park is a neighborhood as unique as its structure. This historic district is essentially a triangular piece of land that's home to a public park and a network of classic buildings that are more comparable to mini skyscrapers than the massive towers in neighboring districts. Join the regulars in daily routines like feeding the pigeons or conversations on disheartening subjects such as Detroit Lions history. Any activity carried out in this neighborhood is best conducted under the watch of the sun. Once it goes down, Capitol Park goes from a warm slice of tranquility to a forsaken land haunted by the homeless.
Getting Around Detroit
The best way to get around Detroit is on the Detroit People Mover (DPM), an automated light rail system in downtown Detroit that operates every 3 minutes. Fares are $0.75 per ride. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 6:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and noon-midnight Sunday. Hailing a cab from the street is nearly impossible; reserve one instead (try Checker Cab Detroit: 313-963-7000). Taxis charge $2.50 per trip plus $1.60 per mile.
- Detroit Metro Airport-DTW
Things to Do and See Near Capitol Park
- Ford Field
- Motown Museum
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- Henry Ford Museum
- GM Renaissance Center
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
- Detroit Eastern Market
- Joe Louis Arena
- Michigan Central Station
- Palmer Woods and Sherwood Forest