THE CADILLAC COMMONS
A place to gather and a place for community.
A years long collaboration between the city and community has transformed a nondescript parking lot and surrounding area into a year-round destination evoking all the historical charm and sophistication that makes Cadillac unique. This lakeside block serves as a vibrant hub connecting downtown businesses and Lake Cadillac with seasonal events and attractive amenities, to draw in both visitors and residents. A gathering space for all to enjoy!
A true gem of the downtown, the City Park has been an integral part of our community for several generations. Home of the Shay Locomotive, a permanent display of Cadillac’s rich logging history, and also our beautiful memorial water fountain. You will find our largest community festivals and events happening in this space overlooking Lake Cadillac which is also great for a summer picnic or a scenic walk in any season.
The Plaza features a multi-use, multi-seasonal space for public events and gatherings. Amenities include a children’s splash pad, art-inspired benches and shaded seating in the summer, along with an outdoor gas fireplace and ice skating rink during cold weather months!
The Cadillac Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion has been a focal point on our lake shore for decades. The pavilion space boasts a state of the art sound system, additional accommodations for performers and a beautiful green seating area with sun shades. Enjoying live summer concerts in this space overlooking Lake Cadillac is a must for visitors and locals alike.
The Market at Cadillac Commons is an open-air, covered market structure in between the Cadillac 5 Theatre and After 26 Depot. The Market is home to the Cadillac Area Farmers Market and the Cadillac After Hours Market. It is available for rent to vendors, artists, events and more.
The White Pine Trailhead extension is the newest addition to the Cadillac Commons. Completed in the Fall of 2022, this ADA accessible space finally gives the northern most anchor point of this 92-mile long linear state park trail a distinct footprint. The trailhead includes a bike repair station, bike racks, benches, a drinking fountain, picnic tables, garbage receptacles and information kiosks.