August

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

GM River Days Returns This Weekend

For many Metro Detroiters, GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is the unofficial kickoff to summer.  Don’t miss the popular three-day festival this weekend, June 20-22. This year’s national music acts include: Friday, June 20 (BIKE NIGHT) - John Kay &...

June 17, 2014

Mt. Elliott Park Opens with a Splash

Since its opening on June 6, the completely transformed Mt. Elliott Park has become one of the most popular destinations along the Detroit riverfront.  More than 200 guests celebrated the grand opening of the park on June 6.  Following brief remarks from various dignitaries involved...

June 6, 2014

Get ready to splash, play in Detroit RiverWalk's newest park

Detroit Free Press (June 5, 2014): Get ready for surprise and delight on the riverfront. The transformed Mt. Elliott Park on the Detroit RiverWalk opens to the public Friday, and the space once used mainly by a few fishermen has been transformed into a kid-friendly whirl of splash...

May

May 20, 2014

Major RiverWalk developments to debut this summer

Model D (May 20, 2014):The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is preparing to unfurl a number of Detroit RiverWalk extensions and attractions this summer. The group is working toward extending the RiverWalk from “bridge to bridge,” or from the McArthur Bridge, which connects Belle Isle...

May 13, 2014

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Announce Details of a New Partnership to Promote Physical Fitness and Healthy Living

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Announce Details of a New Partnership to Promote Physical Fitness and Healthy Living Blue Cross supports new program with $1 million pledge to health and wellness on the riverfront   DETROIT, May 2, 2014 --...

April

April 8, 2014

Farewell to Faye Alexander Nelson

Faye Alexander Nelson’s vision, drive and passion were instrumental in the success of not only the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, but in the transformation of the Detroit riverfront from a blighted area into one of the most beautiful and vibrant destinations downtown.  After more...

April 8, 2014

Bike Detroit, Michigan

Bicycle Magazine (April 3, 2014):In a city so synonymous with the auto industry, cycling is experiencing a surprising renaissance. Drawn by the region's reputation for quality craftsmanship, bike manufacturers such as Detroit Bikes, Detroit Bicycle Company, Shinola, and AutoBike all...

March

March 3, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is searching for a President and Chief Executive Officer

The non-profit Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is searching for a President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization. Please click here for more information.    

February

February 27, 2014

28 Twitter Handles Every Detroiter Should Follow

Challenge Detroit Blog (February 26, 2014):Twitter provides us quick headlines, links and information relevant to the topics we care most about. In Detroit, there are outstanding organizations working 24/7 to provide the latest news and information on events that matter. With tons...

February 19, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Hosts Winter Antics

While Metro Detroit was in the grips of what seemed to be a relentless winter, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy embraced the bitter temperatures and abundant snow and hosted its first-ever winter program this past February. Almost 100 people joined the Conservancy on a bright and...

January

January 30, 2014

Farewell from Faye Nelson, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy President & CEO

Dear Friends and Colleagues: I hope this letter finds you healthy, happy and looking forward to what promises to be an exciting and memorable 2014.  I personally wanted to share with you my recent announcement that after 10 years, I am leaving the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy to...

January 22, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Receives National Planning Award

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Receives National Planning Award   American Planning Association (Jan. 22, 2014) Washington, D.C. –The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (The Conservancy) will receive the American Planning Association’s 2014 National Planning Excellence Award for...

January 12, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy President & CEO Faye Nelson to leave Conservancy

Dear Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Friends and Supporters, On behalf of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Board of Directors, I would like to share with you the news that after more than a decade as the President & CEO of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Faye Alexander...

January 8, 2014

Detroit Hot Spot: Rivertown

Visit Detroit (December 23, 2013): Rivertown Detroit has long been known as a hip downtown entertainment district. But in years past, there was something missing — easy public access to the water. The Detroit International RiverWalk has changed all of that. The RiverWalk project has...

January 8, 2014

What new development projects can Detroit expect in 2014?

Detroit Free Press (January 5, 2014) As we start 2014, let’s look ahead to some promising areas of new development in Detroit, asking what is likely to happen with them. Read the rest of the story at... freep.com

December

December 19, 2013

Year-Long Celebration Helps Conservancy Embrace 10-Year Anniversary

A 10-year anniversary comes along once in a lifetime, so the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy worked throughout the year to maximize this milestone while raising awareness of the organization, highlighting a decade of riverfront transformation, connecting creatively with new and...

December 19, 2013

Programming Brings People to the Riverfront in 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, the riverfront has seen one of its busiest and most vibrant seasons to date.  Daily programming served as a connecting point in the community and brought hundreds of thousands of visitors throughout the spring, summer and fall to the riverfront to enjoy a...

December 19, 2013

Riverfront Construction Progress Continues

Numerous construction projects throughout the year continued to reshape and reenergize the riverfront, with the last several months seeing considerable progress made toward the completion of the east riverfront and the launch of the initial phase of the west riverfront’s...

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