June 30, 2016

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Exceeds Capital Campaign Goal by $23 Million and Celebrates Transformation of the East Riverfront

July 23, 2016 [DETROIT] -  Guests at the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s Shimmer on the River fundraiser this evening will raise a glass of champagne to celebrate the successful and transformational completion of the Capital Campaign for the East Riverfront, which raised $163...

June 30, 2016

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Partners Reward Local Students With A VIP Ford Fireworks Viewing Event

June 20, 2016 [DETROIT]— The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and Ford Motor Company Fund are rewarding Metro Detroit students with a special invitation-only viewing event for the Ford Fireworks at West Riverfront Park on Monday, June 27.     Last month, the Conservancy reached out to...

June 18, 2015

West Riverfront Park season kicks off with some heavy metal

June 14, 2015 [Detroit] - West Riverfront Park is becoming known as a destination for musical performances of all varieties, so it’s fitting that the Conservancy’s picturesque park featured some “heavy metal” of a different kind during the family friendly “Touch-A-Truck” event on...

June 18, 2015

Live the Riverfront

 June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is now in the second of a four-year partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan on “Live the Riverfront,” which encourages employees and residents to get healthy and fit by enjoying the riverfront through several...

June 18, 2015

Other Projects Along the RiverWalk

  June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -To assist those who love to bicycle along the RiverWalk, bike repair stations have been installed at each of the plazas. The tall, red stations are easy to see and conveniently located.  They allow bicyclists to make simple repairs to their bikes, such as...

June 18, 2015

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

 June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -The enhancements to Gabriel Richard Park have been finished, so visitors are now enjoying ample parking and a pathway from Jefferson Avenue, as well as new restroom facilities and a lighted labyrinth.  Other amenities to be added this summer season will...

June 18, 2015

Dequindre Cut — North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

  June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -Crews continue making steady progress with the half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut.  Bridge work is nearing completion, with the reconstruction of the Wilkins Street crossing as the last needed before the Cut opens.  Construction of the Wilkins Street...

June 18, 2015

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] - The colored concrete RiverWalk just east of Chene Park Amphitheater is now complete. The walkway is flanked with stainless steel benches, new lighting and freshly planted trees.  Raised concrete flower beds and potted plants will provide a burst of color...


May 26, 2016

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy seeks Development Services Coordinator

May 26, 2016 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is seeking a candidate with 3+ years experience to manage and administer the donor database and provide support to a variety of fundraising activities as the Development Services Coordinator. Responsibilities include the...

May 12, 2016

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Announces National Headlines For 10th Annual GM River Days Festival, June 24-26

DETROIT RIVERFRONT CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES NATIONAL HEADLINERS FOR  10th ANNUAL GM RIVER DAYS FESTIVAL, JUNE 24-26 GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort to celebrate its tenth anniversary with festival giveaways and national acts including The B-52’s, Patti...


April 19, 2016

New Public Art Unveiled Along Riverfront

April 20, 2016 [DETROIT]- Visitors to the Garden Rooms along the East Riverfront this spring will notice a colorful new public art installation.  Laurie Tennent’s Desmanthus and Oriental Poppy, are large-scale botanical creations which are designed to draw viewers to the...

April 19, 2016

Conservancy gears up for a busy season of programming

April 20, 2016 [DETROIT]- The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy team is gearing up for another busy season. This year’s offerings feature the return of many of the Conservancy’s most popular programs and special events, as well as a new surprise or two.  Here are just a few examples of...

April 19, 2016

Construction Projects Continue to Transform the Riverfront

April 20, 2016 [DETROIT] - A relatively mild winter allowed for significant progress on several construction projects located along the riverfront.  Now that spring is here, crews are continuing to make tremendous strides on projects that are transforming the East Riverfront.  ...

April 19, 2016

Celebrate Link Detroit Completion and the Dequindre Cut Extension

April 20, 2016 [DETROIT]- The Dequindre Cut extension is so much more than a half-mile addition between Gratiot and Mack Avenues of the popular greenway that links the Detroit Riverfront and Eastern Market.  It is the latest accomplishment of the ambitious Link Detroit initiative...

April 5, 2016

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the City of Detroit select firm to develop a plan for the East Riverfront District

April 5, 2016 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the City of Detroit Planning Department announced today that Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has been selected to develop a comprehensive plan that will lead to new investment and development within...


February 19, 2016

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy seeks Data Integrity Specialist

Data Integrity Specialist The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Temporary/Part-Time Position February 18, 2016 [DETROIT]- The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is seeking a dedicated professional with a passion to serve their community to support its data integrity program.  This is a 3...

February 8, 2016

Community Input Will Help Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Develop Strategic Plan

February 8, 2016 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is reaching out to Metro Detroiters through community meetings and an online survey this month to gather information that will be used to develop a five-year strategic plan to shape the future of the Detroit Riverfront...


January 19, 2016

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and City of Detroit Invites the Public to Help Share Future of the East Riverfront

January 19, 2016 [DETROIT]- Seven teams comprising some of the nation’s leading design firms and development experts will compete to plan the future of Detroit’s East Riverfront District.  Formal presentations of their qualifications and design philosophy are open to the public and...

January 12, 2016

Position Opening - Public Art Consultant

January 12, 2016 - [DETROIT] -The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is seeking a candidate with 5+ years experience to manage and develop their public art program as a Public Art Consultant.  The Public Art Consultant is responsible for the public art experience on the Detroit...


November 5, 2015

Conservancy and City of Detroit Planning Department seek RFQs for East Riverfront Framework Plan

November 5, 2015 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the City of Detroit Planning Department are seeking proposals from qualified firms to develop a framework plan for the East Riverfront.  The plan will help to provide a vision for investment and development...