November

November 12, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Receives International Honors For RiverWalk Project

November 12, 2014 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy was recognized on a global scale by The Waterfront Center in Washington, D.C. during the 2014 Excellence on the Waterfront Awards last week, receiving a Project Honor Award for the Detroit RiverWalk.  “The Detroit...

November 5, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Seeks Operator For Popular Riverfront Cafe

November 5, 2014 - [DETROIT] The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is seeking proposals for a vendor to run the operations of its RiverWalk Cafe, which is located at Rivard Plaza, a popular east riverfront destination that features a carousel, bike shop, boat tours, restrooms and other...

October

October 14, 2014

Vote Your Riverfront as “The Best American Riverfront”

October 22, 2014 [DETROIT] - The Detroit riverfront was nominated as the 9th “Best American Riverfront”  chosen by readers of USA Today and 10Best. 19 other cities were nominated, such as Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Denver and Milwaukee. Nominees were chosen based on riverfronts that...

October 14, 2014

Support the Conservancy by Shopping

October 14, 2014 [DETROIT] - Shimmer on the River is just one of the ways in which people can support the Conservancy. The Conservancy’s “Shop, Sell, Search, Support” program allows individuals to support the Conservancy by frequenting some of Metro Detroit’s most popular grocery...

October 14, 2014

Shimmer Raises Significant Funds for the Conservancy

October 14, 2014 [DETROIT] - “Hot Havana Nights” made for one very cool event as the Conservancy welcomed more than 500 attendees to its fifth annual fundraising gala, Shimmer on the River.  Perhaps best of all, the event raised more than $165,000 for the Conservancy. Highlights of...

October 14, 2014

Conservancy Mourns the Passing of Two Board Members

October 14, 2014 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy family was saddened by the passing of two long-time Board members this summer. Beloved and respected vice chairman, David K. Page, passed away the evening of July 1.  David was a founding Board member of the Conservancy...

October 14, 2014

Programming Ensures Riverfront Busy with Activity

October 14, 2014 [DETROIT] - A diverse offering of programming and special events this summer ensured that the riverfront was alive with activity.  With everything from special events and health and wellness programs, to educational, recreational and green programs, there was...

October 14, 2014

Conservancy Welcomes New President and CEO

October 14, 2014 [DETROIT]- The August arrival of Mark Wallace signifies the dawn of a new leadership era for the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.  As president and CEO, Wallace, 37, oversees the continued development and permanent stewardship of the Detroit riverfront revitalization...

October 14, 2014

Conservancy Celebrates Grand Opening of West RiverWalk

October 15, 2014 [DETROIT]- The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy celebrated the official grand opening of the West RiverWalk on October 4 with an afternoon featuring live entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden and family activities. Entertainment was as eclectic as it was...

October 14, 2014

Riverfront Construction Update

October 14, 2014 [DETROIT] - Several destinations along the riverfront saw significant construction progress this summer.  Gabriel Richard Park Work is almost complete on an environmentally friendly parking lot and beautiful winding concrete walkways that will make Gabriel Richard...

September

September 17, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy CFO To Participate In Detroit Regional Chamber's Leadership Detroit Class XXXVI

September 17, 2014 [DETROIT] – The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy announced today that Chief Financial Officer William Smith will participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s latest Leadership Detroit class, a 10-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge...

September 12, 2014

Conservancy Honors General Motors With Shimmer Award

September 12, 2014 [Detroit] - Each year at Shimmer on the River, the Shimmer Award is presented to a company or an individual demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to the revitalization of Detroit’s riverfront.  Since its debut in 2012, the honoree list may not be lengthy, but...

September 12, 2014

Tooles Sponsors VIP Reception At Shimmer On The River

September 12, 2014 [DETROIT]-  Damon Tooles, President and CEO of Tooles Contracting Group, prides himself on his company’s commitment to the community. Established in 2002, the company has shown that it takes its commitment to being a good corporate citizen seriously, supporting...

September 12, 2014

Strategic Staffing Solutions and Other Companies Provide Valuable Support

September 12, 2014 [Detroit] - Each year, the generosity of sponsors is integral to the success of Shimmer on the River.  For the fifth year in a row, Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is supporting Shimmer on the River as Presenting Sponsor.  This sponsorship provides an...

August

August 4, 2014

Fourth Annual “Reading & Rhythm On The Riverfront” Summertime Literacy Program

Michigan Chronicle (July 7, 2014): On Thursday, July 10, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy in partnership with the General Motors Foundation kicks off the fourth annual Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront(R3).  This interactive and family-orientated summer program promotes...

August 4, 2014

Alicia Smith Reads to Hundreds of Children at Detroit’s Riverfront

WXYZ (August 1, 2014): Our very own Alicia Smith was invited to Reading and Rhythm on the Riverfront where she had the privilege of reading to dozens of children right along the Detroit River... Read More

August 4, 2014

Gabriel Richard Park Will Be the Next Riverfront Makeover

Curbed (July 29, 2014): As if opening a splash park and extending the RiverWalk weren't big enough achievements for one summer, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is preparing for construction at Gabriel Richard Park. For the unfamiliar, it's the blur of green and trees visible as...

August 4, 2014

RiverWalk west expansion quietly opens to bikers, pedestrians

Detroit News (July 26, 2014): The first portion of the west RiverWalk, the hugely popular downtown shoreline pathway, has quietly opened. The 20-acre parcel was formally the site of a newspaper printing plant and is located at 1801 W. Jefferson Ave., which is roughly bordered by Joe...

July

July 9, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Names Mark Wallace New CEO & President

Detroit Resident Brings Public-Private Partnership and Real Estate Development Expertise to City’s Thriving Riverfront Redevelopment Efforts     Editor's Note: To download photo of Mark Wallace, please click here. July 9, 2014 [DETROIT] – The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC)...

June

June 17, 2014

Gabriel Richard Park

Gabriel Richard Park will receive additional enhancements this summer, including lighting at the existing labyrinth, the installation of an environmentally friendly 36-spot parking lot, a colored concrete walkway that connects visitors from Jefferson Avenue to the RiverWalk and an...

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