April

April 21, 2015

The Outdoor Adventure Center

Construction Project : DNR Adventure Center

Significant indoor work continued this winter at the DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center in anticipation of a summer grand opening.  As of mid-March, more than one-third of interior work has been completed. A recent walk-through by Conservancy staff revealed that the abundant rock...

April 21, 2015

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s footprint continues to expand as parcels east and west of Chene Park prepare to open this spring.  Final touches include removal of the temporary construction fence, connection of security cameras and call boxes, as well as the installation of...

April 21, 2015

Dequindre Cut - North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

Work continued along the half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut throughout the winter with the reconstruction of the Wilkins Street Bridge.  To date, concrete foundation walls and precast units have been set, and waterproofing and grouting will follow as the weather improves. Soon...

April 21, 2015

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

One of the more picturesque and serene locations along the riverfront, Gabriel Richard Park, will be ready for a new season next month. Visitors will now be able to park their vehicles in a 36-spot environmentally designed lot and follow the winding decorative concrete to the...

April 8, 2014

1801 West Jefferson

Construction Project : 1801 West Jefferson

A 30-foot-extra-wide RiverWalk perfect for biking, jogging and fishing will welcome visitors this spring as the Conservancy prepares to open the first phase of the west riverfront at 1801 West Jefferson.  Three 20-foot-wide pathways leading to the riverfront will provide the...

April 8, 2014

Outdoor Adventure and Discovery Center

Construction Project : DNR Adventure Center

External and internal work on the historic Globe Building continues as crews transform the structure into the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure and Discovery Center.  When the 43,000-square-foot Center opens late this summer, it will feature a variety of...

April 8, 2014

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Significant enhancements to parcels east and west of Chene Park will be ready for the public to enjoy this fall. The former Watermark property to the west of Chene Park will feature a curved colored concrete walkway that leads to stainless steel marine railings along the riverfront...

April 8, 2014

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

One of the riverfront’s most family-friendly spots and a prime fishing location, the 23-acre Gabriel Richard Park will become more accessible with the addition of an environmentally friendly 36-space parking lot and a colored concrete walkway that connects the community north of...

April 8, 2014

Mt. Elliott Park

Construction Project : Mt. Elliott Park

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on a completely transformed Mt. Elliott Park in preparation for its much-anticipated grand opening the afternoon of June 6.  Among its many amenities will be a universally accessible Great Lakes-themed schooner water feature with...

April 8, 2014

Dequindre Cut - North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

The half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut will provide an even more convenient connection between the riverfront and Eastern Market and better link the popular path to other greenways being developed throughout the city when it opens in late fall. Following site clearing and...

December

December 17, 2014

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

The just-completed winding concrete walkway and a 38-spot parking lot will provide easier access to Gabriel Richard Park for spring visitors. During the fall, dramatic ground-level lighting was installed at the popular brick labyrinth. Construction of the new restroom facility,...

December 17, 2014

Chene Park - East & West

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

During the last several months, contractors successfully completed the restoration of the seawall, installed underground utilities and poured concrete for walkways and planters at parcels east and west of Chene Park.  The iconic stainless steel RiverWalk railing, benches and waste...

December 17, 2014

Dequindre Cut — North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

Significant progress on the half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut has been made this fall.  All restoration work at the Division and Adelaide street bridges is complete and the Alfred Street bridge has been demolished. New structural supports for the Wilkins Street bridge are...

December 17, 2014

The Outdoor Adventure Center

Construction Project : DNR Adventure Center

Exhibit crews continue to work inside the historic Globe Building as it transforms into the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Outdoor Adventure Center.  Over the last several months, workers have been making significant progress on the center’s three-story waterfall and...

June

June 17, 2014

Gabriel Richard Park

Gabriel Richard Park will receive additional enhancements this summer, including lighting at the existing labyrinth, the installation of an environmentally friendly 36-spot parking lot, a colored concrete walkway that connects visitors from Jefferson Avenue to the RiverWalk and an...

June 17, 2014

Dequindre Cut - North

Work progresses on the northward portion of the Dequindre Cut that will extend the well-traveled greenway from Gratiot Avenue to Mack Avenue. This will provide a safe and convenient link between the riverfront, Eastern Market and surrounding neighborhoods. Currently, bridges at...

June 17, 2014

Outdoor Adventure Center

After months of steady progress, construction crews are currently busy checking off items needed to complete the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Outdoor Adventure Center prior to the installation of exhibits.  Specialists are busy building the many Phase One exhibits that...

June 17, 2014

West Riverfront

The 20-acre 1801 W. Jefferson property along the west riverfront will soon be bustling with activity as the Conservancy prepares to open it to the general public once power is connected at the site.  This first phase of the west riverfront project has three pathways from Jefferson...

June 17, 2014

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Work to parcels east and west of Chene Park this year will bring the Conservancy closer to its ultimate goal of a continuous 3.5 miles of east riverfront, which are accessible, beautiful and engaging for visitors and connected via the popular RiverWalk. At the former Holcim property...

November

November 12, 2013

Mt. Elliott Park

Construction Project : Mt. Elliott Park

Construction on Mt. Elliott Park’s much anticipated transformation is nearing completion.  Right now, mechanical and electrical systems are undergoing inspection in preparation for the winter months. The final inspection of the water feature will occur in early spring, prior to the...

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