The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard will be the go to destination for outdoor libations and merriment this summer! Head to the Dequindre Cut for this retail, entertainment and gathering space built from nine repurposed shipping containers.
Located at: 42° 19' 59.7252" N, 83° 1' 35.7168" W
The Dequindre Cut Greenway is an urban recreational path that opened to the public in May of 2009. The two-mile greenway was developed through a public, nonprofit and private partnership—comprising the federal government, City of Detroit, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation—and offers a pedestrian link between the East Riverfront, Eastern Market and several residential neighborhoods in between.
Formerly a Grand Trunk Railroad line, the Dequindre Cut is a predominately below-street level greenway that runs parallel to St. Aubin Street, between Mack Avenue and Atwater Street, just north of the riverfront. Well-known for its examples of urban artwork and graffiti, the greenway features a 20-foot-wide paved pathway, which includes separate lanes for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
A half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut officially opened in April 2016. It runs from Gratiot Avenue to Mack Avenue and takes pedestrians into the heart of Eastern Market. Buildings on each side of the Cut along this stretch provide users with a glimpse of what the railway looked like when it was a busy hub of activity bringing people and products to Eastern Market and to the Detroit Riverfront.
Also along this stretch, the Wilkins Street Plaza with its soaring canopy, bike racks and a variety of seating options, provides a place for pedestrians to take a break while visiting the Dequindre Cut.
Entrance ramps to the Cut are located at Atwater Street, Franklin Street, Woodbridge Street, Lafayette Street, Gratiot Avenue, Wilkins Street and Mack Avenue.
Need to rent a bike? Visit wheelhousedetroit.com for bike rental information.
For a map of the Dequindre Cut, click here.
Events at Dequindre Cut
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 10:00pm
This event occurs every week Saturday until Mon Sep 17 2018.
May 19, 2018 - 5:00pm to May 20, 2018 - 10:00am
Join Detroit Up North and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy on Saturday, May 19th for the first ever Camping on the Cut.
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm
This event occurs every week Sunday until Mon Sep 17 2018.
The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard will be the go to destination for outdoor libations and merriment this summer!