Parking, transportation for the 2014 Ford Fireworks

Transportation - The Detroit People Mover

The Detroit People Mover (DPM) will operate from 6:30 a.m. – midnight. Due to the early closures of the Cobo, Millender and Renaissance centers, trains will bypass these facilities on June 23 beginning at 3 p.m. There will be no public access to these People Mover stations.  Patrons are asked to exit at the nearest available station.  Bricktown, Financial District and Joe Louis Arena (via the RiverWalk) stations are within walking distance to Hart Plaza.  All other DPM stations will remain open.

The fare is 75 cents per ride, and children ages five and under ride free. For more information, go online to or call (313) 224-2160.


Motorists are advised to observe parking restrictions. Parking violators will be ticketed, and in some instances, vehicles may be towed.  Motorists will be ticketed for:

  • Improper parking (vehicles within 20 feet from crosswalk; within 15 feet from an intersection, within 30 feet of a stop sign or traffic control device; and within 15 feet of a fire hydrant)
  • Parking in designated zones, such as handicap zones (without proper credentials), fire lane, no parking zones or no standing zones.

The Municipal Parking Department also will not enforce parking meters after 6 p.m. on June 23.


MPD will offer parking at the following City-owned garages and lots:

Ford Underground Garage               

30 E. Jefferson

6 a.m. – 1 a.m

$5 (minimum) - $15 (maximum)

Joe Louis Arena Garage                      6 a.m. – 1 a.m.                        $10

900 W. Jefferson

Millennium Garage                            6 a.m. – 1 a.m.                        $5 (minimum) - $15 (maximum)

432 W. Congress

Premier Garage                                  24 hours                                  $5 (minimum) - $15 (maximum)

1206-08 Woodward Ave.

Fireworks viewing from any parking facility and tailgating are prohibited. For more information, call (313) 221-2500 or go online to


Towed vehicles within the downtown area will be held at 2121 W. Fort near Rosa Parks. Vehicles towed on Belle Isle will remain on the island. Tow lots close at 1 a.m.  The fee for towing is $215.