Spinning sculpture installation ‘Los Trompos’ returns to Beacon Park Detroit


DETROIT (WXYZ) – The installation “Los Trompos” returns to Beacon Park Detroit this week.

Los Trompos is Spanish for “spinning top”. According to a press release, the installation of these eight three-dimensional spinning sculptures celebrates Mexican tradition, culture, architecture and art. They were created by award-winning artists and designers Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena.

Photos courtesy of DTE Energy

Guests visiting the park can spin the tops, which are inspired by the concept of traditional Mexican toys.

The installation, sponsored by the DTE Energy Beacon Park Foundation and programmed by the Downtown Detroit Partnership, runs April 27 through May 23 (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and is free.

Here are the rules:

1. Have fun spinning! Wash or disinfect your hands before and after playing.

2. Let it spin! All drivers must wear a mask.

3. Take turns! No more than 1 household at the same time. Maximum capacity: 4 people

4. Rotate safely! Do not try to get on or off while moving. Do not hang or climb on cables.

5. Enjoy and share #beaconpark
*** Reminder of safety guidelines at Beacon Park ***

1. Stay home when you feel sick

2. Mask or face covering required

3. Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet between others

4. Use hand washing stations frequently in each park


Dusty Kennedy