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Ecliptic

  • Monroe Center and Monroe Ave.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
  • (616) 288-7209
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Created by Maya Lin in 2001. Made of concrete.

Both a sculpture and a public park, "Ecliptic" on Rosa Parks Circle incorporates three forms of water: liquid, vapor, and solid (in the winter months). The 110 x 80-foot pad of concrete becomes an ice rink; embedded in the concrete are 146 fiber-optic lights which depict the night sky over Grand Rapids on January 1, 2000.

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Beach, Parks & Trails
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  • Restrooms:
Parks
  • Park Type: City
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Beach, Parks & Trails
Accessibility
  • Getting Around the Venue: The sidewalks along Monroe Avenue and Monroe Center Street are wide and level. There are several marked crosswalks that lead across Monroe Avenue and Monroe Center Street. There are curb ramps present at these crosswalks. There are Men’s and Women’s multi-user style restrooms available with accessible stalls. The Amphitheater has a gently sloped path up to the covered performance stage. There are tiered platforms that descend from the sidewalk level to the amphitheater pit. These tiers may be used as bench seating, but do not have seat backs. The compacted gravel park paths are wide and level. There is seasonal table and chair seating options available.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Louis — Campau Parking Ramp at 300 Monroe NW. — 0.02 miles from the venue.
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  • Restrooms:
Parks
  • Park Type: City