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

  • Sunday, Aug 21, 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 Jul 17 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. 

  • Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 - 8:00am to 10:00am
    This event occurs every week Tuesday and Thursday until Thu Aug 25 2016 except Tue Jun 21 2016, Thu Jun 23 2016, Tue Jun 28 2016, Thu Jun 30 2016 and Tue Jul 05 2016.

    RiverWalkers is a senior walking program presented by the Detroit Medical Center. Seniors, 60+, are invited to participate in this free program that encourages wellness through walking on the Detroit RiverWalk and fitness classes.

  • Wednesday, Aug 24, 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. 

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