March

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 6, 2017

Call for Local Artists to Perform at the Campbell Memorial Terrace on the Dequindre Cut

February 6, 2017 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is looking for applications from local individuals and organizations interested in performing at the Campbell Terrace, the small-scale outdoor performance space that opened last October along the Dequindre Cut.  Through...

December

December 8, 2016

Loans of Two Popular Art Installations Extended

December 7, 2016 [DETROIT] - Fans of Public Art along the RiverWalk will be able to enjoy two installations a little longer thanks to the efforts of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s Public Art Committee.  The Committee successfully negotiated extensions for Ray Katz’s Sphere and...

December 8, 2016

Winter Activities Along the Riverfront

December 8, 2017 [DETROIT] - As a four-season destination, the Detroit Riverfront has something for everyone.  It is a destination that provides visitors with the chance to embrace the snow and cold weather while enjoying the beauty of nature and getting some exercise outdoors. The...

December 8, 2016

Campbell Terrace Opens on Dequindre Cut

December 8, 2016 [Detroit] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the McGregor Fund celebrated the opening of the C. David Campbell Memorial Terrace on Thursday, October 13 with an event that drew more than 200 guests. The event was attended by Conservancy Board members, McGregor...

December 8, 2016

Riverfront Visitors Enjoy Fall Programming

December 8, 2017 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s robust programming schedule continued well into the fall with several events. The Conservancy participated in the inaugural “Open Streets Detroit” initiative on September 25 and October 2, which was made possible by...

December 8, 2016

Your gift helps transform the riverfront

December 7, 2016 [Detroit]- This past year, the mission of the Conservancy was advanced in many memorable ways: More than 300,000 people participated in Conservancy programs along the riverfront. Kids from Detroit received more than 4,000 free books as part of our GM Reading &...

December 8, 2016

East Riverfront Continues To Evolve With New Construction

STROH RIVER PLACE Work to connect the RiverWalk from Stroh River Place to Chene Park East will begin this month. The project will include a pedestrian bridge, site furniture, new lighting, security cameras and colorful landscaping. All work on this important piece of riverfront...

October

October 18, 2016

The McGregor Fund and The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Unveil New Destination Along The Dequindre Cut Greenway

October 6, 2016 [Detroit]- The McGregor Fund and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy will unveil a new gathering space along the Dequindre Cut Greenway on October 13 that was commissioned by the Fund to honor the legacy of its former president C. David Campbell, who passed away in...

October 6, 2016

Family-Friendly Harvest Fest Returns During Busy Fall Season

October 6, 2016 [Detroit] -  Cooler temperatures and sunny days have brought crowds to the RiverWalk and the Dequindre Cut to enjoy this fall season.  Soon these public spaces will be awash with vibrant colors and engaging events.  The Conservancy and its partners are pleased to...

October 6, 2016

Enjoy a Great Meal and Support the Conservancy at Dine Drink Detroit

October 6, 2016 [DETROIT] - For the third year in a row, Dine Drink Detroit is letting local foodies enjoy one of the country’s most exciting emerging restaurant scenes while helping support the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.  Now through October 20, more than 25 establishments are...

October 6, 2016

New Construction Transforms the East Riverfront

New construction projects continue to change the landscape of the East Riverfront. ORLEANS LANDING The 20 buildings comprising Phase One of the Orleans Landing project are now enclosed and interior framing is complete. Additionally, appliances are being placed in many units. The...

October 6, 2016

Comprehensive Plan for the East Riverfront To Be Unveiled Soon

October 6, 2016 [DETROIT]—For the last several months, a series of public forums have allowed members of the community to voice their opinions about what they’d like to see the East Riverfront District become in the future. As the four-month planning process nears completion, the...

October 6, 2016

Summer Success by the Numbers

October 6, 2016 [DETROIT]— Summer is always the busiest time along the Detroit Riverfront and this season was no exception.  Here’s a quick look at the special events and programs that brought thousands of people to the waterfront.  The Conservancy’s “Live the Riverfront”...

July

July 6, 2016

Riverfront Revitalization Continues With Construction Projects

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]—The ongoing transformation of the Detroit Riverfront continues with significant progress made this summer on construction projects.   ORLEANS LANDING Work at the Orleans Landing site continues at a steady pace, with notable visual construction progress made...

June

June 30, 2016

Summer Of Programming And Special Events Continues

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]— Warm weather typically brings some of the most diverse and eclectic mix of special events and programming along the Detroit Riverfront all year, and judging by the crowds enjoying all the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy has to offer, this summer is no...

June 30, 2016

New Event Brings Music, Movies And More Under The Stars At West Riverfront Park

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]— A new FREE entertainment series is bringing classic movies, music, food trucks and lawn games to West Riverfront Park for guests to enjoy under the stars this summer. Riverfront Relaxin’ is a four-night series that begins July 14 with a performance by Larry...

June 30, 2016

Plans Are Shaping Up For East Riverfront District

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]—The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the City of Detroit Planning Department continue to make progress towards the development of a comprehensive plan for the East Riverfront District. When complete, the plan will provide the Conservancy with a road map for...

June 30, 2016

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Exceeds Capital Campaign Goal by $23 Million and Celebrates Transformation of the East Riverfront

July 23, 2016 [DETROIT] -  Guests at the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s Shimmer on the River fundraiser this evening will raise a glass of champagne to celebrate the successful and transformational completion of the Capital Campaign for the East Riverfront, which raised $163...

June 30, 2016

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Partners Reward Local Students With A VIP Ford Fireworks Viewing Event

June 20, 2016 [DETROIT]— The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and Ford Motor Company Fund are rewarding Metro Detroit students with a special invitation-only viewing event for the Ford Fireworks at West Riverfront Park on Monday, June 27.     Last month, the Conservancy reached out to...

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