This year, our community has embraced parks in ways that we have never seen before; over the last few months the number of visitors along the Detroit Riverfront and Dequindre Cut has well exceeded previous years.  This rise in use of our public spaces has meant an increase in security and cleaning to ensure our spaces remain clean, safe, and beautiful—making our work and your support more essential than ever. 

Though we wish we could be together in person this year at our annual fundraising events, we invite you instead to show your support for the Detroit Riverfront by joining us for #BeingApartTogether—a new physically-distant, socially-connected fundraiser.

This fundraiser is a celebration of the important role parks play in our lives, designed to provide new and special ways our community can experience our riverfront, all while #BeingApartTogether. Supporters will receive a package curated in partnership with Detroit's own City Bird, filled with limited edition riverfront items, locally-sourced gifts, and unique activities for outdoor fun. 

Thanks to our fundraiser supporters, we will be broadcasting a special night of performances by local artists along the Detroit Riverfront on October 16th at 6pm, including In Transit, Al Bettis, Juuni, and New World Soul.  The whole community will be able to enjoy the serenity of the river set to the perfect soundtrack of Detroit talent—all designed to bring the riverfront safely to our homes.

Leading up to this special virtual concert, our friends from the Detroit Experience Factory will be hosting a free virtual tour of the Detroit Riverfront. Be sure to sign up and enjoy this interactive and engaging tour of your favorite riverfront parks and landmarks.

Whether in your backyard or your favorite riverfront park, we invite you to support our essential work by #BeingApartTogether this fall! 

Join the #BeingApartTogether Campaign

Purchase your package

Sponsor the fundraiser

 Make a donation

*Due to high demand, the first batch of #BeingApartTogether Packages has SOLD OUT—but do not worry! Order your packages now and you will receive them in the second batch, which will ship early December, in time to be the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones. Please contact us at with any questions.


Thank you to our 2020 #BeingApartTogether sponsors! 


Presenting Sponsor 



Essential Riverfront Heroes 

Friends of Robert C. Valade Park

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation


Champions of the Conservancy 

Diamond Jack's River Tours

Peter D. and Julie Fisher Cummings

Ford Motor Company

Honigman LLP 

Ideal Group/Frank Venegas Jr.

Jefferson Land Inc.

Kresge Foundation

Sarah and Chip McClure

MGM Grand Detroit


Wolverine Packing Co. 


RiverWalk Supporters

AAA-The Auto Club Group

John C. Carter

Matt & Karen Cullen

Delta Dental

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

Edward C. Levy Co.

Eugene & Sheila Mondry Family Foundation; Mitchell & Diane Mondry Family

George Johnson & Company

International Union of Operating Engineers 324

Jonathan Witz & Associates

Jones Lang LaSalle

Larry & Patti McLaughlin

MI Building & Construction Trades

The Parade Company

Priority Health

Roy & Maureen Roberts


Dequindre Cut Supporters 

Bankable Marketing Strategies, Memoriam for Evelyn Johnston 

Sandy & Lisa Baruah

Rachel Bendit & Mark Bernstein

Cassie Marie Brenske

Karl & Nan Couyoumjian


Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Eric Dietz

Good Vibz Yoga 

Steve Hamp

Hiram E. Jackson

Eric B. & Katherine Larson

Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, LLC (MHSA)

William Smith

Ned Staebler

Mark Wallace

Wetsman Foundation


In-Kind Supporters 

Detroit Experience Factory 

LittleGuide Detroit

Lovio George