April

April 12, 2018

Conservancy Names Winner of Design Competition

DETROIT RIVERFRONT CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES WINNING FIRM OF INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION TO REIMAGINE WEST RIVERFRONT PARK NEW YORK-BASED MICHAEL VAN VALKENBURGH ASSOCIATES – DESIGNERS OF BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK IN NEW YORK CITY AND MAGGIE DALEY PARK IN CHICAGO – SELECTED TO TRANSFORM...

April 13, 2017

Vote for Atwater Beach to win a grant from USA Today!

April 12, 2017 [DETROIT] -  We need your help!  The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is in the running for “A Community Thrives” grant from the USA Today Network. Vote today, tomorrow and everyday through May 12 for our Atwater Beach Project by clicking here or below!  The Atwater...

March

March 15, 2018

Uniroyal RiverWalk Extension

Construction Project : Uniroyal Site

Celebrated French designer Michel Desvigne has an amazing vision for a 1,700-foot stretch of riverfront along the 30-acre Uniroyal site. The project will eliminate the biggest gap along the East Riverfront between Mt. Elliott Park and Gabriel Richard Park. Local architects from...

March 15, 2018

Atwater Beach

When complete in 2019, Atwater Beach will be a one-of-a-kind urban "beachfront" park with a sandy beach, a playscape, a grassy area with trees and a shed structure for programs and events. Located near a new pedestrian bridge connecting Chene Park East and Stroh River Place, the...

March 15, 2018

Chene Park East/Stroh River Place Connection

Construction Project : Chene Park/Stroh River Place Connection

Construction crews are working on a new RiverWalk connection featuring a pedestrian bridge between Chene Park East and Stroh River Place. Crews will work through the winter as weather permits to prepare for the spring and summer construction seasons. In addition to the pedestrian...

March 15, 2018

Dequindre Cut Freight Yard

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

A preview of the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard that occurred during this year’s Harvestfest was very successful. Over the coming months, crews will be installing signs and painting in preparation for a May 19 grand opening. The Freight Yard—which is located along the greenway between...

March 6, 2018

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy seeks a Public Space Coordinator

March 6, 2018 [DETROIT] -  The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy seeks a Public Space Coordinator to assist us in achieving our mission of being a world-class gathering space for all. For a complete job description and for information on how to apply, please click the button below....

March 2, 2017

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, City of Detroit and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Announce New Plan to Preserve and Expand Riverfront Access

  “A RIVERFRONT FOR ALL: EQUITABLE, INCLUSIVE, AND ACCESSIBLE” March 1, 2017 [DETROIT] – Officials from the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC), the City of Detroit Planning & Development Department (PDD) and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) announced the details...

February

February 28, 2018

Public Programs Internship opportunity

February 28, 2018 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is hiring a Public Programs intern for summer 2018. For more information and for how to apply, please visit the intern posting at the link below.  Public Programs Internship  

February 20, 2018

Future Park Detroit Video

We’re transforming West Riverfront Park and to do it we asked 21 Detroiters to act as community advisors for the four finalist design firms. The DRFC Community Advisory Team went on benchmarking trips, hosted dinner table conversations and met with designers. The West RiverFront...

January

January 8, 2018

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Seeks Development Events Manager

Development Events Manager The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC) is seeking a Development Events Manager as the lead for event planning, management, production and sponsorship of major events. The successful candidate is responsible for crafting, executing, and setting a high...

December

December 22, 2017

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Winter Newsletter

December 22, 2017 -[DETROIT] -You can read the newest edition of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s newsletter online now! The quarterly publication features construction news, in-the-know stories, updates, a calendar, photos and more about the exciting happenings on the dynamic...

October

October 18, 2017

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy's Annual HarvestFest Detroit Celebration Offers a Preview of a New Retail and Gathering Space along the Dequindre Cut

October 18, 2017 - [DETROIT] -  Guests at the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s popular Harvestfest Detroit celebration on October 21 will get a special preview of the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard, a retail and entertainment gathering space comprising nine repurposed shipping...

October 16, 2017

Check out the newest edition of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s Newsletter!

October 16, 2017 -[DETROIT] -You can read the newest edition of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s newsletter online now! The quarterly publication features construction news, in-the-know stories, updates, a calendar, photos and more about the exciting happenings on the dynamic...

September

September 28, 2017

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy seeks partner for Atwater Beach Concessions

RFP released for two new food and beverage opportunities in the next Detroit riverfront development project September 28, 2017 [DETROIT] – The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) today seeking a master tenant that will provide Atwater Beach, the much-...

August

August 11, 2017

General Motors and The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy close "Reading and Rhythm on the Riverfront" Season with the launch of a new children's book

August 11, 2017 [DETROIT] - A children’s book by local author Ruth Cain that is being published posthumously will make its debut Friday, August 11 at Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) as the popular program brings another successful season to a close.  It’s the first time...

July

July 10, 2017

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Receives Grant That Will Fund Design Competition To Reimagine West Riverfront Park

July 10, 2017 -[DETROIT] -A $345,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will be used by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy to fund a design competition that will help transform West Riverfront Park into a world-class gathering place for Detroiters and visitors alike. “...

July 5, 2017

2017 Campbell Terrace Performance Series

 July 5, 2017 -[DETROIT] -The Dequindre Cut will be filled with the sounds of some of Metro Detroit’s most talented entertainers this summer and fall as the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy kicks off its Campbell Terrace Performance Series with regularly scheduled programming...

June

June 19, 2017

Check out the Brand New Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Newsletter!

June 19, 2017 -[DETROIT] -You can read our revised Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Newsletter online now!  The quarterly publication will feature construction news, in-the-know stories, updates, a calendar, photos and more about the exciting happenings on the dynamic Detroit...

May

May 9, 2017

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Annouces National Headlines for 11th Annual GM River Days Festival, June 23-25

DETROIT (April 26, 2017) – The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC) announced details today regarding Detroit’s unofficial kickoff to summer, the 11th Annual GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on June 23-25, 2017. This year’s GM River Days will include...

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