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.


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

Events at Rivard Plaza

  • Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
    This event occurs every week Sunday until Tue Sep 30 2014.

    Canine To Five is proud to announce the return of the Riverfront Canine Club in partnership with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
    This event occurs every week Wednesday until Wed Jul 02 2014.
    Sand Volleyball League with Come Play Detroit 


  • Monday, Jun 16, 2014 - 12:00am
    This event occurs every day until Sun Jun 22 2014.

    Detroit River ArtScape is gearing up for our third year!  ArtScape will open on June 16th and will run through the GM River Days Festival, June 20th – 22nd.

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