Sophisticated use of fiber optic technology helped to transform a once-dangerous park into a lively destination in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The heart of the 3½ acre site is a skating rink with 166 fiber optic lights glowing through the ice, mirroring the starlit winter sky. Attracting 23,000 skaters during its first year, the renovated park is one piece in a comprehensive urban renewal plan. In warmer months, the rink becomes an amphitheatre hosting large public events. Additional lighting for needed visibility on the rink/amphitheatre and surrounding seating and steps is carefully controlled to prevent obscuring the fiber optic stars.