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

  • Canine Club
    Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
    This event occurs every 4 weeks Sunday.

    Join Canine to Five for the RiverFront Canine Club. This guided pack walk explores various routes of Detroit’s beautiful riverfront paths.

  • Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 - 9:00am

    The much-anticipated Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Riverfront Run/Walk will be held on June 11, 2016,  this 5K & 10K run and walk will showcase the Detroit RiverWalk and

  • Jun 24, 2016 - 11:00am to Jun 26, 2016 - 11:00pm

    River Days presented by the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, returns June 24-26, 2016.

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