The Monroe Street Midway, Detroit’s favorite outdoor playground, is officially open for the 2023 season. The Midway has all the summer fun your family could hope for, free of charge and in one convenient location!
Basketball fans will love hooping it up at the Rocket Mortgage Sports Zone. Enjoy a friendly game with friends on the colorful courts, or join Come Play Detroit’s half-court league. For the first time this summer, pick-up pickleball games will be held on the courts as well. (Try saying pick-up pickleball five times fast).
Practice your putt and work your way to a hole-in-one on the challenging nine-hole mini golf course, then strap on your roller skates ($13 ticket/skate rental required) and take a spin around Rollout Detroit — the city’s only outdoor rink — brought to you by the nation’s oldest Black-owned skating rink, RollerCade Detroit.
Even if you’re not looking to break a sweat, the Midway is still a great place to enjoy a summer day. Hang out on the lawn or the pavilion while listening to local DJs, then take a stroll and check out the bold and beautiful murals from six local artists.
Check the Monroe Street Midway calendar for the latest info on roller skating classes, Zumba sessions, live entertainment and more.
Quick details about Monroe Street Midway
- Address: 32 Monroe St., Detroit
- Hours: Open on the following days through Labor Day, weather permitting: Thursday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., 7 p.m.-11 p.m. (21+ only); Sunday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Cost: Free entry. Roller skate rental is $13/person.
- Getting there: The Midway is accessible by many public transit stations, including the Campus Martius Q-Line station and the 3, 4, 6, 9, 40, 52 and 67 buses.
- Parking: There are eight parking garages in the area. Use this list of parking garages to secure a parking spot.
Tips for families when visiting Monroe Street Midway
- All the fun at the Monroe Street Midway happens outside. Wear sunscreen, bring water to stay hydrated and dress in layers so you can adjust your clothing to stay cool and comfortable.
- A waiver must be completed online prior to participating in rollerskating, basketball or mini golf.
- Anyone 13 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Roller skating is the only activity that requires a ticket. Due to the high demand, it is best to secure your tickets in advance online. Free roller skating lessons are offered on Fridays.
- Skate rentals are included in the ticket price, but skaters may bring their own skates and equipment. Helmets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Concession stands are on-site if you need a beverage or a bite to eat.
- Not sure if the Midway is open due to the weather? Check the @DeckedOutDet and @BedrockDetroit social channels for the most up-to-date information regarding the weather.
Things to do nearby
- While you’re downtown, play tourist in your city with our family guide to downtown Detroit, which includes our favorite spots to eat, shop, play and explore with kids downtown.
- Did all that outdoor play time work up an appetite? Grab a classic coney dog at American Coney Island or Lafayette Coney Island, or indulge with one of the options from the city’s delicious food trucks.
- Explore the scenic parks, bike trails and public art along the Detroit Riverfront.
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