Monroe Street Midway Opens in Detroit

Bedrock Detroit and RollerCade have opened a new family-friendly outdoor space.

Are you looking for a fun way to enjoy some time outside with the kids this summer? Look no further than the Monroe Street Midway.

This new outdoor space, which came about through a partnership between Bedrock Detroit and Detroit’s oldest Black-owned skating rink, RollerCade, is open to families now through September.

Located in the heart of Detroit, on the former site of the Monroe Street Drive-In, near Campus Martius Park, the Monroe Street Midway promises oodles of family fun including:

  • Art installations by big names such as muralist Phil Simpson, contemporary artist Olivia Guterson and Detroit’s own multidisciplinary artist, Sheefy McFly.
  • Food trucks and outdoor dining offered by Cornerstone Barrel House, Calexico Detroit, Hudson Café and many others.
  • The Rocket Mortgage Sports Zone, which is perfect for pick-up basketball games, tennis, handball, lacrosse and more.
  • Live DJs and poetry performances.
  • And, of course, the city’s only outdoor roller rink, Rollout Detroit.

The Monroe Street Midway is open noon-9 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and noon-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The Rocket Mortgage Sports Zone is open noon-7 p.m. daily.

Rollout Detroit offers themed open skates at select times each day. Family skate times are also available 3-5 p.m. on Sundays. All skaters should book their time on the rink in advance online.

Admission to the Monroe Street Midway is free but it’s $13 to skate at Rollout Detroit. This price includes your skating session and skate rental. Free two-hour parking is also available at participating garages. Collect your parking validation at the skate rental booth.

Social distancing is recommended and all guests should abide by each local business’ COVID-19 protocols while visiting.

Get more information on the Monroe Street Midway at —  and don’t forget to check Metro Parent’s online calendar for more family fun things to do this weekend and beyond.

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