Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The 20-acre 1801 W. Jefferson property along the west riverfront will soon be bustling with activity as the Conservancy prepares to open it to the general public once power is connected at the site.
This first phase of the west riverfront project has three pathways from Jefferson Avenue that will lead visitors to an extra-wide RiverWalk featuring the Detroit riverfront’s iconic marine railing, benches, bike racks, security call boxes and trash receptacles. Acres of wide-open grassy areas, which were helped immensely to reach maturation by a wet spring, will provide a lush canvas upon which visitors can enjoy such activities as picnicking, pickup games of Frisbee or just relaxing on a blanket with a good book.
While the Conservancy will launch 1801 W. Jefferson with a soft opening, plans are underway for a late summer or early fall grand opening celebration in which the entire community will be invited to enjoy wonderful food and great music.