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...

November 12, 2020

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Huron-Clinton Metroparks Announce Major Partnership

DETROIT (November 12, 2020) – The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Huron-Clinton Metroparks announced today a multi-year, pilot partnership that focuses on widening access to new programs and recreation for city and suburban families, and leverages the world-class parks, greenways...

October

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...

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...

August

August 25, 2021

THE DETROIT RIVERFRONT CONSERVANCY’S ANNUAL SHIMMER ON THE RIVER FUNDRAISER RAISES MUCH-NEEDED FUNDS FOR THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

DETROIT (August 25, 2021) – Shimmer on the River is an important riverfront tradition; it is the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s largest and most popular annual fundraiser, developed to generate much-needed funds to keep the Detroit Riverwalk clean, safe, accessible, and beautiful...

August 25, 2021

Detroit's Healing Memorial comes together one pouch at a time to process COVID

Detroit— The pouches come in all shapes and sizes — squares, rectangles and taffy-shaped. Some are adorned with ribbon or beads. Others are in ornate fabric.   But it's what's inside each pouch that makes them unique: a message handwritten by each maker. It could be a message of...

August 25, 2021

'A change of pace:' Work from the Park gives fresh perspective for at-home workers

Detroit — The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy offered home-bound workers a change of scenery Thursday.   Almost 200 people turned out for a day at Robert C. Valade Park near the Aretha Franklin Amphitheater on the Detroit Riverwalk for fresh air, food and beverages, and use free Wi-...

May

May 11, 2021

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Begins Construction On Final Piece of East Riverfront

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Begins Construction On Final Piece of East Riverfront - 3.5 miles of Riverwalk to Connect World-Class Parks and Belle Isle and General Motors Announces $2.5 Million Gift to Detroit Riverfront Conservancy  Uniroyal site project will complete...

April

April 16, 2021

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Spring Newsletter

April 16, 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...

January

January 4, 2021

Joseph Campau Greenway

With Phase One between Jefferson Avenue and Robert Bradby Drive now complete, contractors with the City of Detroit are working on Phase Two of the Joseph Campau Greenway project, which will extend the path to Vernor.  When complete in 2021, this crucial greenway will provide...

January 4, 2021

May Creek

The Conservancy will soon wrap up the design stage for the May Creek Greenway, a project that will provide safe and convenient access to the West Riverfront from Corktown.  Construction is slated to begin in late spring 2021.   

January 4, 2021

Uniroyal Promenade

Construction on the Uniroyal Promenade project began in August 2020 with the instillation of a sediment cap in the river. Now that the sediment cap is in place, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin bringing in riprap, which are large stones that will be placed...

January 4, 2021

DDA Parcel

Construction of the Riverwalk along the Downtown Development Authority-owned property just west of Riverfront Towers will begin in summer 2021. This section of Riverwalk will connect the Riverfront Towers boardwalk with the new Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park.   Currently, the...

January 4, 2021

Riverfront Towers

Security cameras are up and running on the picturesque boardwalk along the Riverfront Towers property.  Completed in June 2020, this section of Riverwalk will open to visitors when connections to the Riverwalk east and west of the property can be made.   

January 4, 2021

The Platform Parcel

This new section of Riverwalk, which runs from just west of the former site of Joe Louis Area to the eastern edge of Riverfront Towers along the Platform property, opened in summer 2020.  It features lush landscaping, security cameras, benches, light posts and marine railing. The...

December

December 17, 2020

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Winter Newsletter

December 17, 2020 -[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...

June

June 21, 2020

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is seeking seasonal operations support for park operations

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is seeking seasonal support for our park operations along the RiverWalk. Please click on the buttons below for more information about the positions and how to apply. Applications are rolling. Operations Assistant Application   

March

March 24, 2020

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy during Governor Whitmer's "Stay at Home, Stay Safe"

March 24, 2020 - DETROIT-  The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy team would like to let everyone know that the RiverWalk and the Dequindre Cut Greenway are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s "Stay at Home, Stay Safe" order that took effect today. The...

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