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

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

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

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...

December 18, 2014

Riviere28 Collaborations Raise Funds And Help Reach New Audiences

December 18, 2014 [DETROIT] -  With its mission to bring attention to the Conservancy while raising critical funds to support the organization, Riviere28 presented its annual signature summer events—Light Up the Riverfront and Soiree on the Greenway—which drew more than 700...

December 18, 2014

Successful Programming Initiatives Contribute to Busy Year

December 18, 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 a Special events, family-friendly and environmental programming, health and wellness programs and...

December 18, 2014

Busy Fall Construction leads to Riverfront Progress

Riverfront construction continued throughout the end of the year with several projects making significant progress. Gabriel Richard Park The just-completed winding concrete walkway and a 38-spot parking lot will provide easier access to Gabriel Richard Park for spring visitors....

December 18, 2014

Conservancy Salutes Two Long-time Board Members

December 16, 2014 [DETROIT] - One of the key factors in the ongoing success the Conservancy has enjoyed over the last 10 years is the strength of its Board of Directors, representing a diverse mix of business, community and public sector leaders from throughout Metro Detroit.  This...

December 17, 2014

Dequindre Cut — North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

Significant progress on the half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut has been made this fall.  All restoration work at the Division and Adelaide street bridges is complete and the Alfred Street bridge has been demolished. New structural supports for the Wilkins Street bridge are...

December 17, 2014

The Outdoor Adventure Center

Construction Project : DNR Adventure Center

Exhibit crews continue to work inside the historic Globe Building as it transforms into the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Outdoor Adventure Center.  Over the last several months, workers have been making significant progress on the center’s three-story waterfall and...

December 17, 2014

Chene Park - East & West

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

During the last several months, contractors successfully completed the restoration of the seawall, installed underground utilities and poured concrete for walkways and planters at parcels east and west of Chene Park.  The iconic stainless steel RiverWalk railing, benches and waste...

December 17, 2014

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

The just-completed winding concrete walkway and a 38-spot parking lot will provide easier access to Gabriel Richard Park for spring visitors. During the fall, dramatic ground-level lighting was installed at the popular brick labyrinth. Construction of the new restroom facility,...

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