The park is free to enter, but you must pay $5 to swim in the pool. The Arts Center and Midtown MARTA rail stations are about a mile distant, and buses Nos. 27, 36, and 109 run along the park's Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street boundaries.
Fees for Admission Parking costs $7. Adults pay $2 to enter the pool, while children aged 6 to 12 pay $1. The zoo and trailside museums are $1 for those aged 13 and over, and 50 cents for those aged 6 to 12. During the winter, there are additional entry prices for the outdoor ice skating rink. Skate rentals are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
You can cancel your visit up to 24 hours after you purchase your ticket. If you give the notice within 24 hours of arrival, you will receive a refund less the processing fee ($4 for online purchases). If you decide to stay longer or return later, any unused tickets may be exchanged for another day at the park or mailed in as undeliverable. Tickets must be exchanged in person at the park's main entrance; there is no mail-back service.
While hiking alone is not recommended, Bear Mountain State Park has been ranked one of the top 10 most dangerous parks in New York by several publications including Top 10 Most Dangerous Parks in New York. The ranking is based on data from the Department of Conservation's (DEC) Annual Report on Fatalities in State Parks. Hiking alone increases your risk of being injured or killed during an accident.
The park is open all year, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the spring and summer and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the fall and winter. The admission cost for vehicles is $5.00 per day or $30.00 per month.
Admission for pedestrians is free.
To reach Woodward Park, take the Detroit exit off I-75 near Troy. Follow State Route 23 (Troy Street) east for three miles past downtown Detroit to Wyoming Avenue. Turn left on Wyoming and follow it for another two blocks to Woodward Avenue. The entrance to the park will be on your right just before 9th Street.
Woodward Park is home to many festivals throughout the year. Some of the most popular include: Detroit Jazz Festival in July, Motown Free Day in August, and the Royal Oak Music Festival in June.
The park is also the site of numerous concerts and events, such as the annual Motor City Marathon which takes place in early October.
In addition, Woodward Park is the home stadium of the Detroit Lions football team and was also the home field of the Detroit Tigers from 1901 to 1909. The current version of the ballpark was built in 1934 by the same company that constructed Wrigley Field in Chicago.