Chene Park/Stroh River Place Connection

Plans are moving forward to build a pedestrian bridge over the boat slips that were formerly used by the U.S. Coast Guard, which will connect Chene Park East to the Stroh River Place property.  The project is set to begin this fall.  

In addition to the pedestrian bridge, the project includes installation of the same amenities that can be found elsewhere along the riverfront, such as stainless steel benches, new lighting, security cameras and colorful landscaping.  Enhancements will make the area more aesthetically pleasing and provide access to a portion of the RiverWalk that was never before open to the public. 

All work is scheduled to be complete by fall 2017.

Campbell Memorial Terrace

Construction of the David Campbell Memorial Terrace being built along the Dequindre Cut in honor of the Conservancy’s former Board member continues at a swift pace.  Currently, crews are putting the finishing touches on restoring the concrete wall that was once used to support a bridge over the railway.   A concrete header has been installed at the top of the wall, and will be used to anchor the canopy that hangs above the performance area.  Utility companies are working on the relocation of gas and electric lines.  When all underground relocations are complete, the foundations for the seat walls and steps will be placed.

Construction of the Campbell Memorial Terrace is scheduled for completion in September.  Plans for a grand opening celebration are currently underway.

Campbell Memorial Terrace

Campbell Memorial Terrace

Projected Completion Date : 08/31/2016
Project Start : 06/01/2016

CAMPBELL MEMORIAL TERRACE

Construction of the David Campbell Memorial Terrace being built along the Dequindre Cut in honor of the Conservancy’s former Board member continues at a swift pace.  Currently, crews are putting the finishing touches on restoring the concrete wall that was once used to support a bridge over the railway.   A concrete header has been installed at the top of the wall, and will be used to anchor the canopy that hangs above the performance area.  Utility companies are working on the relocation of gas and electric lines.  When all underground relocations are complete, the foundations for the seat walls and steps will be placed.

Construction of the Campbell Memorial Terrace is scheduled for completion in September.  Plans for a grand opening celebration are currently underway.

Chene Park/Stroh River Place Connection

Chene Park/Stroh River Place Connection

Projected Completion Date : 12/31/2016
Project Start : 08/31/2016

CHENE PARK/ STROH RIVER PLACE CONNECTION

Plans are moving forward to build a pedestrian bridge over the boat slips that were formerly used by the U.S. Coast Guard, which will connect Chene Park East to the Stroh River Place property.  The project is set to begin this fall.  

In addition to the pedestrian bridge, the project includes installation of the same amenities that can be found elsewhere along the riverfront, such as stainless steel benches, new lighting, security cameras and colorful landscaping.  Enhancements will make the area more aesthetically pleasing and provide access to a portion of the RiverWalk that was never before open to the public. 

All work is scheduled to be complete by spring 2017.

Orleans Landing

Orleans Landing

Projected Completion Date : 12/31/2016
Project Start : 06/30/2016

Work at the Orleans Landing site continues at a steady pace, with notable visual construction progress made daily.  Right now, tradespeople are completing roof systems and installing windows in newly erected buildings.  Placement of interior flooring, wall framing and drywall installation is ongoing at all other buildings.  Paint and finishes are soon to follow. Over the next few weeks, masons will continue placement of exterior brick and work towards completing the retail space.

Completion of the $65M Phase One project, which will feature 278 residential units and space for retail, is slated for the end of this year.  

Light Up the Riverfront

Light Up the Riverfront

Thursday, Jun 04, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the Riviere28 Steering Committee for the 4th annual Light Up the Riverfront on June 4 from 6-10pm. We will be enjoying BBQ, bon fires, s'mores and live entertainment in the beautiful Milliken State Park by the Lighthouse.  Come join us with friends and colleagues for the first 2015 Riviere28 event and this unique opportunity to support your Detroit Riverfront.

This event is BYOB, but pop and water will be available. Be sure to bring your picnic basket, lawn chairs, dogs (must be leashed) and blankets to enjoy riverside seating and an enjoyable evening along the Detroit River.

Tickets are $20 each before May 30, $25 each after May 30.

Pre-sale tickets will end at noon on June 4th.

On-site ticket purchases will be available at the entrance the day of the event.

Net proceeds benefit the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.

 

 

For more information, please contact Kate Andrecovich at katherine.andrecovich@detroitriverfront.org or 313.566.8248.

We hope to see you there!

Purchase Discount Cirque Ziva Tickets AND Support your Detroit Riverfront!

Purchase Discount Cirque Ziva Tickets AND Support your Detroit Riverfront!

Mar 31, 2015 - 2:15pm to Apr 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
Discounted Tickets to Cirque Ziva Supporting the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy!

Following a month-long sold out run on Broadway, the Golden Dragon Acrobats will present Cirque Zíva at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m.

Cirque Ziva is a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented spectacle for all ages.  You can obtain discount tickets AND support the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy when you order your tickets online (click here) and use the promo code: Detroit.

Your price is only $25.00 per person ($45.25 through Ticketmaster), and your purchase includes a $5 donation to the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy! 
Questions? Contact Anna at 313.471.3095 or Anna.Dravland@OlyEnt.com.
(Offer not valid at the Box Office. No refunds or exchanges. All ticket prices are final. Handling fees apply.)

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 recognition received this year:

  • In April, the Conservancy was recognized by the American Planning Association with a prestigious Planning Excellence Award for Implementation. 

  • This summer, the organization was honored by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments with a Regional Ambassador Award for leadership and service. 

  • This fall, the Mt. Elliott Park project received kudos as one of the finalists for the Development/Redevelopment of the Year from ULI Michigan. 

  • In October, the Detroit Riverfront was named one of the 10 Best American Riverfronts by readers of USA Today.  Thank you to all the supporters who voted for the Detroit riverfront.

  • Last month, the Conservancy received the prestigious Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award from The Waterfront Center during a gala in Washington, D.C. 

We know you share in the Conservancy’s tremendous pride in receiving these awards.  Keep telling your friends and family about the Detroit riverfront!

Wheels on the Walk

Wheels on the Walk

Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type : Family/Kids

Bring your family out for a FREE afternoon of art and exercise with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.  Grab your bikes, scooters, rollerblades, strollers or anything with non-motorized wheels and join us for a wheeled family-friendly tour of DIA Inside|Out on the riverfront. Inside|Out is a program through the Detroit Institute of Arts that brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the metro Detroit.

Complete the tour and receive a special prize!

  • Wheeled passport tour of DIA Inside|Out
  • Arts & Scraps
  • Environmental workshop with the MDNR Outdoor Adventure Center
  • Live music
  • Chalk Art
  • Raffle Prizes and more!

REGISTER HERE

Event starts at Rivard Plaza  (1340 Atwater St.) Rivard Plaza has limited Free Parking available.
Tour is roughly 1.5 miles.  

Riverfront Canine Club with Canine to Five

Riverfront Canine Club with Canine to Five

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Event Type : Family/Kids

Canine To Five is proud to announce the return of the Riverfront Canine Club in partnership with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. This weekly walk is an opportunity to bring together Detroit-loving dog owners and to show off the riverfront.

The Riverfront Canine Club is a guided dog-walking group led by Canine to Five staff. The walk starts at Rivard Plaza typically walks to Joe Louis and back again.  It is a super fun way to get your dog some exercise and to meet other nice people and their dogs.

The Riverfront Canine Club meets at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Rivard Plaza and the walk lasts between an hour and a hour and a half.Be sure to bring plenty of water for you and your 4-legged friend! This walks is FREE and all are welcome, if you have a dog or just love dogs! FREE parking is available in the parking lot behind Rivard Plaza.

We look forward to seeing you all Sundays through September.