Rivard Plaza

Located at: 1340 Atwater St. Detroit, MI 48207 Phone: (313) 566-8200

Rivard Plaza is home to many of the east riverfront’s most popular highlights, including the lovely Cullen Family Carousel, an in-laid granite map of the Detroit River, a standing glass sculptured map of the St. Lawrence Seaway, a children’s playscape, playful fountains and lush landscaping.

Also located at Rivard Plaza are the tantalizing creations of the RiverWalk Café and Wheelhouse Detroit, a bike shop offering bike rentals, tours, retail and service.

The popular Diamond Jack's River Tours, which provides public tours and private charters of the Detroit River, docks at Rivard Plaza.

The Conservancy's commemorative bricks and pavers are located at Rivard Plaza, as well as Gabriel Richard Park Plaza.

The pavilion building at Rivard Plaza houses public facilities as well as the Conservancy's operations offices and the security command center.

The Cullen Family Carousel and RiverWalk Café are currently closed for the season and will reopen upon return of the warm weather months.


  • Bike
  • Café
  • Diamond Jack Boat
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Playscape
  • Restroom
  • Security Office
  • Water Feature

Events at Rivard Plaza

  • Monday, Sep 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
    This event occurs every week Monday, Wednesday and Thursday until Fri Oct 20 2017.
  • Monday, Sep 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
    This event occurs every week Monday and Wednesday until Thu Sep 28 2017 except Wed Jun 21 2017, Mon Jun 26 2017, Wed Jun 28 2017 and Mon Jul 03 2017.

    Come Play Detroit's League 4×4 Co-ed Sand Volleyball  returns to the Detroit RiverWalk this year.

  • Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017 - 6:00am to 7:00am
    This event occurs every June, July, August, September and October on the first Wednesday.

    Join Sunrise Club - Detroit for a monthly meetup in Detroit with the goal of helping our community carve out just one hour per month to enjoy the rising sun over our great city.

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