June

June 18, 2015

West Riverfront Park season kicks off with some heavy metal

June 14, 2015 [Detroit] - West Riverfront Park is becoming known as a destination for musical performances of all varieties, so it’s fitting that the Conservancy’s picturesque park featured some “heavy metal” of a different kind during the family friendly “Touch-A-Truck” event on...

June 18, 2015

Live the Riverfront

 June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is now in the second of a four-year partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan on “Live the Riverfront,” which encourages employees and residents to get healthy and fit by enjoying the riverfront through several...

June 18, 2015

Other Projects Along the RiverWalk

  June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -To assist those who love to bicycle along the RiverWalk, bike repair stations have been installed at each of the plazas. The tall, red stations are easy to see and conveniently located.  They allow bicyclists to make simple repairs to their bikes, such as...

June 18, 2015

The Outdoor Adventure Center

Construction Project : DNR Adventure Center

June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -Crews have been working diligently over the last several months putting the finishing touches on the many indoor hands-on and interactive displays that are located throughout the DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center. Work is being completed on the walk-in eagle’s...

June 18, 2015

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

 June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -The enhancements to Gabriel Richard Park have been finished, so visitors are now enjoying ample parking and a pathway from Jefferson Avenue, as well as new restroom facilities and a lighted labyrinth.  Other amenities to be added this summer season will...

June 18, 2015

Dequindre Cut — North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

  June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -Crews continue making steady progress with the half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut.  Bridge work is nearing completion, with the reconstruction of the Wilkins Street crossing as the last needed before the Cut opens.  Construction of the Wilkins Street...

June 18, 2015

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] - The colored concrete RiverWalk just east of Chene Park Amphitheater is now complete. The walkway is flanked with stainless steel benches, new lighting and freshly planted trees.  Raised concrete flower beds and potted plants will provide a burst of color...

June 18, 2015

GM River Days Returns This Weekend

June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -Metro Detroit’s unofficial kickoff to summer, GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, returns this weekend, June 19-21. The ninth annual GM River Days promises to be the best one yet.  There are an incredible mix of crowd-pleasing...

April

April 27, 2015

Conservancy Launches Spring and Summer Programming

April 28, 2015 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Programming team has been busy the last several months developing a wide array of activities designed to keep visitors of all ages and interests engaged with the riverfront this spring and summer. From large concerts to...

April 23, 2015

West Riverfront Park Emerges As a Popular Concert Destination

April 22, 2015 [DETROIT] - Since opening in July of 2014, West Riverfront Park has become a popular destination where visitors go to run, walk or enjoy a leisurely stroll, join in an impromptu sporting contest or cast a line in the water for some of the area’s best fishing.  ...

April 23, 2015

Mt. Elliott Park Water Feature Opens Memorial Day

April 22, 2015 [DETROIT] - A sure sign that warmer weather is here to stay is the opening of the water feature at Mt. Elliott Park.  The popular water feature with the Great Lakes schooner shipwreck theme will open for the season by Memorial Day, perhaps even earlier based on...

April 21, 2015

The Outdoor Adventure Center

Construction Project : DNR Adventure Center

Significant indoor work continued this winter at the DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center in anticipation of a summer grand opening.  As of mid-March, more than one-third of interior work has been completed. A recent walk-through by Conservancy staff revealed that the abundant rock...

April 21, 2015

Dequindre Cut - North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

Work continued along the half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut throughout the winter with the reconstruction of the Wilkins Street Bridge.  To date, concrete foundation walls and precast units have been set, and waterproofing and grouting will follow as the weather improves. Soon...

April 21, 2015

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s footprint continues to expand as parcels east and west of Chene Park prepare to open this spring.  Final touches include removal of the temporary construction fence, connection of security cameras and call boxes, as well as the installation of...

April 21, 2015

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

One of the more picturesque and serene locations along the riverfront, Gabriel Richard Park, will be ready for a new season next month. Visitors will now be able to park their vehicles in a 36-spot environmentally designed lot and follow the winding decorative concrete to the...

April 13, 2015

Dreaming big — no, huge — in Detroit

Detroit Free Press - April 12, 2015 [DETROIT] - Imagine turning Matty Moroun's dilapidated train station into the world's largest children's museum. Imagine an international cable car system from lower Woodward Avenue in Detroit to Oulette in Windsor. Imagine a gigantic Ferris Wheel...

January

January 14, 2015

Newsmakers of the Year 2014 - Matt Cullen

CRAIN'S - January 4, 2014 [DETROIT] - It has taken seven years and an immeasurable amount of political jockeying, but the $137 millionM-1 Rail streetcar project broke ground in July and is on schedule to be running up and down Woodward Avenue in 2016. The project's conductor as CEO...

January 12, 2015

25 Knight Cities Challenge finalists are from Detroit

DEADLINE DETROIT - January 12, 2015  [DETROIT] - Twenty-five applicants Detroit are finalists in the Knight Cities Challenge, a new three-year project to support urban innovations. This city has the most finalists nationwide. Those in the running for grants this spring include the...

January 8, 2015

Top Five Detroit Trail and Path Projects for 2015

January 5, 2015 [DETROIT]- Let’s start by saying it’s not easy picking only five — and that speaks well about all that is happening to make the city of Detroit a better place for biking and trails. But here we go in no specific order... READ MORE

December

December 18, 2014

Conservancy Receives Numerous Awards In 2014

December 18, 2014 [DETROIT] - This year was a banner year for the Conservancy in terms of receiving accolades for its successful riverfront revitalization efforts, with the organization receiving awards at a local, regional, national and even international level. Among the...

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