Spinning sculpture installation 'Los Trompos' returns to Beacon Park Detroit

Posted at 4:55 PM, Apr 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-26 16:55:41-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The "Los Trompos" installation is returning to Beacon Park Detroit this week.

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

Photos courtesy DTE Energy

Guests who visit the park can spin the tops, which were inspired by the concept of the traditional Mexican toy.

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

Here are the rules:

1. Happy spinning! Wash or sanitize your hands before and after playing.

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

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

4. Spin Safely! Do not try to enter or exit while in motion. Do not hang from or climb on cords.

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

1. Stay home if you feel sick

2. Mask or face covering required

3. Maintain 6ft of physical distance between others

4. Frequently use hand washing stations located in every park