Downtown Detroit’s Monroe Street Midway to reopen in May

Outdoor attraction to offer roller rink, mini golf course, more

Monroe Street Midway rendering for 2021

DETROIT – A rollerskater’s paradise is returning to Downtown Detroit this summer, but with some new features.

Officials announced Thursday that the Monroe Street Midway -- a new attraction on Monroe Street -- will open to the public on May 27 and will stay open through the summer. The site first launched in 2021 under Bedrock as a place for people to play sports, skate, eat and hang out.

The Rollout Detroit roller rink will once again offer outdoor rollerskating, but with a “new and improved rink,” officials said. Skating sessions cost $13, which includes skate rentals.

Admission to the general Midway is free.

New to the site this year will reportedly be a 9-hole mini golf course, a covered pavilion with seating and a large grass lawn.

Starting next month, the Midway will be open during the following days and times:

  • Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Officials say the Midway will be open on Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Related: Learning skating basics at Detroit’s Monroe Street Midway

Last year, the Midway was filled with colorful murals. Officials said Thursday that new artwork collaborations for this year’s Midway design will be shared in the future.

Click here to learn more about the attraction.


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