The popular Campus Martius Beach is getting a makeover. The park that has served five million people will be getting a $125,000 grant from the Southwest Airlines Foundation.

The Downtown Detroit Partnership says there will be new beach furniture and toys, games, lighting, landscaping, a beach attendant and programs that appeal to all ages.

Also, new beach-side beer and wine tastings are coming, as well as a music series called Beach House: Summer Sounds from Around the World, where local DJs will spin from inside a retrofitted airstream trailer.

A garden in the park will have new tabletop shuffleboard, ping-pong, giant Jenga and a petanque court.


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