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

  • Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 8:30am to 10:30am
    This event occurs every week Tuesday and Thursday until Thu Aug 28 2014 except Tue Jun 17 2014, Thu Jun 19 2014, Tue Jun 24 2014, Thu Jun 26 2014, Tue Jul 01 2014 and Thu Jul 03 2014.

    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.

  • Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    This event occurs every week Thursday and Friday.

    Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront is the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s unique, interactive early literacy program that provides children from southeast Michigan an opportunity to see live children’s entertainmen

  • Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 - 7:00am to 12:30pm

    On Sunday, July 27, 2014 the Rhonda Walker Foundation will host our fourth annual Give and Get Fit health and wellness fundraiser.

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