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, Jul 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
    This event occurs every week Monday and Wednesday until Thu Sep 28 2017 except Wed Jun 21 2017, Mon Jun 26 2017, Wed Jun 28 2017 and Mon Jul 03 2017.

    Come Play Detroit's League 4×4 Co-ed Sand Volleyball  returns to the Detroit RiverWalk this year.

  • Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am
    This event occurs every week Tuesday and Thursday until Thu Aug 24 2017 except Tue Jun 20 2017, Thu Jun 22 2017, Tue Jun 27 2017, Thu Jun 29 2017 and Tue Jul 04 2017.

    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, Jul 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    This event occurs every 2 weeks Wednesday.

    Herbal extract specialist, Ravin Regina, leads this FREE bi-weekly workshop focused on sharing the history and modern-day use of native riverfront plants while engaging participants in a liv

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