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, May 30, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
    This event occurs every week Monday and Wednesday until Wed Sep 28 2016 except Mon May 02 2016, Mon May 09 2016 and Wed Jun 22 2016.

    Join us for 4×4 Co-ed Sand Volleyball this spring in Detroit on the RiverWalk at Rivard Plaza, the coolest spot you have never been to… until now! Great food, cold drinks and lounging by the beautiful Detroit River! Don’t miss out on all the fun.

  • Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    This event occurs every week Wednesday until Wed Aug 24 2016 except Wed Jun 22 2016 and Wed Jun 29 2016.

    Join Urban Solace studio for Tai Chi on the Riverfront, Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. in the wetland area of Milliken State Park. 

  • Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 - 12:00pm
    This event occurs every week Sunday until Sun Oct 30 2016 except Sat Apr 02 2016, Sun May 29 2016, Sun Jul 03 2016, Sun Sep 04 2016, Sun Sep 11 2016, Sun Sep 25 2016 and Sun Oct 16 2016. This event also occurs on Sun Mar 20 2016.

    Join us every Sunday (April 1- October 30) at 10:30 am for a guided pack walk through various routes of Detroit’s beautiful Riverfront paths. 

    The group will meet in Rivard Plaza at the concessions pavilion and walk the scenic Riverfront together as a pack. 

Photo Gallery