October

October 17, 2022

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy seeks Marketing Manager

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy (DRFC) seeks a Marketing Manager to help tell the story of the Detroit Riverwalk, Dequindre Cut and associated greenspaces as "world-class gathering spaces for all."  In 2023, the Conservancy will celebrate its 20th year of working towards our...

October 22, 2021

Coalition brings neighborhood, downtown Detroit park groups together to collaborate

DETROIT (October 17, 2021) Can collaboration among Detroit park conservancies and "friends groups" bring new resources, joint programming and cost efficiencies? Ten groups caring for neighborhood parks and downtown public spaces have banded together to find out.  Operating as the...

August

August 30, 2022

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Special Edition Detroit Harvest Fest & Soiree on the Greenway Newsletter

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 August 30 – [DETROIT] – You can read the latest edition of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s newsletter online now. This special edition newsletter focuses on the upcoming Soiree on the Greenway fundraiser on September 30 and Detroit Harvest Fest and Food...

August 15, 2022

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Summer Newsletter

August 15 -[DETROIT] -You can read the latest edition of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s newsletter online now.  The quarterly publication features construction news, in-the-know stories, updates, a calendar, photos and more about the exciting happenings on the dynamic Detroit...

July

July 19, 2022

Free Wi-Fi available at parks along the Detroit riverfront

From the detroitnews.com   Detroit — Want to take your work outdoors along the Detroit River, but need Wi-Fi? Your options just expanded. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announced Wednesday that free Wi-Fi is now available at Robert C. Valade Park and Cullen Plaza, which are...

May

May 11, 2022

22-acre park on Detroit's west riverfront honors NFL exec Ralph Wilson

From the detroitnews.com   Detroit — City leaders broke ground Tuesday on a 22-acre park located along Detroit's west riverfront in memory of a local entrepreneur and former owner of the NFL's Buffalo Bills. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy introduced the Ralph C. Wilson Jr....

May 6, 2022

USA Today Announces Detroit Riverwalk As The Best Riverwalk In America

DETROIT (APRIL 22, 2022) -The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is excited to announce the Detroit Riverwalk has been named Best Riverwalk in the 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards contest. It is the second year in a row that the Detroit Riverwalk has been recognized as the...

May 6, 2022

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Spring Newsletter

May, 2022 -[DETROIT] -You can read the newest edition of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s newsletter online now! The quarterly publication features construction news, in-the-know stories, updates, a calendar, photos, and more about the exciting happenings on the dynamic Detroit...

April

April 7, 2022

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy breaks ground on Southwest Greenway

From  crainsdetroit.com: The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy on Wednesday broke ground on a greenway that will connect the city's southwest neighborhoods to the west riverfront. When complete, the nearly mile-long Southwest Greenway will stretch along an abandoned, sub-grade rail...

March

March 30, 2022

Southwest Greenway

The Conservancy breaks ground on the Southwest Greenway, formerly known as the May Creek Greenway, on April 6. During the coming months, contractors will focus on the installation of the underground utilities, as well as installing a retention pond near the Jefferson Avenue entrance...

March 30, 2022

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park

Construction Project : Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park

The Conservancy will break ground this spring on the much-anticipated Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. After the groundbreaking, contractors will focus on excavation for the installation of underground facilities and infrastructure. During this time, the Environmental...

March 30, 2022

Uniroyal Promenade

Construction Project : Uniroyal Promenade

Work continues on the Uniroyal Promenade with crews currently working on a drain along the property. Once that work is complete in the coming weeks, efforts will turn to finish paving the Riverwalk, as well as installing benches, lighting and security cameras. This scenic stretch of...

March 30, 2022

DDA Property

Construction Project : DDA Property

Crews are currently on site at the Downtown Detroit Authority (DDA) property west of Riverfront Towers. As they work on completing the reinforced seawall, the Conservancy is finalizing plans to begin extending the Riverwalk along that stretch of waterfront. This spring, in...

March 30, 2022

Mayor Dennis W. Archer Greenway

Construction Project : Mayor Dennis W. Archer Greenway

The City of Detroit completed phase two of the Mayor Dennis W. Archer Greenway earlier this year. The second phase runs from Robert Bradby Drive to Vernor.  The greenway now provides East Siders with safe and easy access to the riverfront from Vernor all the way to Jefferson.   The...

March 28, 2022

Board Chairman Matt Cullen Provides Keynote at Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Board Chairman Matt Cullen was a keynote speaker at the Historical Society of Michigan's virtual Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference held March 25-26.   The annual conference held in Metro-Detroit was open to anyone interested in state...

March 23, 2022

Board Member Dr. John Hartig Named Crain's Notable Leader In Sustainability

NOTABLE LEADERS IN SUSTAINABILITY Recycling used office furniture. Growing food. Electrifying fleets of service vehicles. Beekeeping. There are so many ways for companies to become more sustainable — and the people featured on this list are leading the way. Among these winners are...

November

November 23, 2021

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Fall/Winter Newsletter

November, 2021 -[DETROIT] -You can read the newest edition of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s newsletter online now! The quarterly publication features construction news, in-the-know stories, updates, a calendar, photos, and more about the exciting happenings on the dynamic...

November 9, 2021

A Walk in the Park

  N estled in close proximity to the neighborhoods of Corktown and Mexicantown in Southwest Detroit is the site of the future Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, which will undergo a substantial transformation following a groundbreaking next spring. Once the nonprofit Detroit...

September

September 13, 2021

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and William Davidson Foundation Announce New Sport House on the West Riverfront to be Named after William “Bill” Davidson

  DETROIT (September 13, 2021) - The William Davidson Foundation and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announce that a new Sport House in the future 22-acre Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park on Detroit’s West Riverfront will be named after the Detroit businessman and former...

September 1, 2021

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Newsletter-Shimmer On The River Edition

Read all about the return of Shimmer on the River, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s largest fundraiser, which takes place at West Riverfront Park on Friday, September 17!   Click to View a PDF Version of the Newsletter   Click to View the Newsletter in ISSUU     Make a Donation...

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