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.

Amenities

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

Events at Rivard Plaza

  • Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
    This event occurs every week Saturday until Sun Oct 15 2017 except Sat Aug 26 2017, Sat Sep 02 2017, Sat Sep 23 2017, Sat Sep 23 2017 and Sat Sep 30 2017. This event also occurs on Sun Sep 17 2017 and Sun Oct 15 2017.

    Each year the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy hosts more than 20 Run/Walk events on the Detroit RiverWalk. This event listing denotes that there is a Run/Walk on the Detroit Riverfront and there may be increased traffic on the riverfront from 8AM-12PM.

  • Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 - 10:30am
    This event occurs every week Sunday until Sun Sep 24 2017 except Sun Jun 25 2017, Sun Jul 23 2017 and Sun Sep 17 2017.

    Join us every Sunday through September 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. 

  • Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    This event occurs every week Sunday until Sun Sep 24 2017 except Sun Jun 25 2017.

    Join the Detroit Experience Factory for a FREE riverfront tour! This free tour will give you a bit of the history of both the Detroit River and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.

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