December 8, 2016

Your gift helps transform the riverfront

December 7, 2016 [Detroit]- This past year, the mission of the Conservancy was advanced in many memorable ways: More than 300,000 people participated in Conservancy programs along the riverfront. Kids from Detroit received more than 4,000 free books as part of our GM Reading &...

December 8, 2016

East Riverfront Continues To Evolve With New Construction

STROH RIVER PLACE Work to connect the RiverWalk from Stroh River Place to Chene Park East will begin this month. The project will include a pedestrian bridge, site furniture, new lighting, security cameras and colorful landscaping. All work on this important piece of riverfront...


October 18, 2016

The McGregor Fund and The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Unveil New Destination Along The Dequindre Cut Greenway

October 6, 2016 [Detroit]- The McGregor Fund and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy will unveil a new gathering space along the Dequindre Cut Greenway on October 13 that was commissioned by the Fund to honor the legacy of its former president C. David Campbell, who passed away in...

October 6, 2016

Family-Friendly Harvest Fest Returns During Busy Fall Season

October 6, 2016 [Detroit] -  Cooler temperatures and sunny days have brought crowds to the RiverWalk and the Dequindre Cut to enjoy this fall season.  Soon these public spaces will be awash with vibrant colors and engaging events.  The Conservancy and its partners are pleased to...

October 6, 2016

Enjoy a Great Meal and Support the Conservancy at Dine Drink Detroit

October 6, 2016 [DETROIT] - For the third year in a row, Dine Drink Detroit is letting local foodies enjoy one of the country’s most exciting emerging restaurant scenes while helping support the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.  Now through October 20, more than 25 establishments are...

October 6, 2016

New Construction Transforms the East Riverfront

New construction projects continue to change the landscape of the East Riverfront. ORLEANS LANDING The 20 buildings comprising Phase One of the Orleans Landing project are now enclosed and interior framing is complete. Additionally, appliances are being placed in many units. The...

October 6, 2016

Comprehensive Plan for the East Riverfront To Be Unveiled Soon

October 6, 2016 [DETROIT]—For the last several months, a series of public forums have allowed members of the community to voice their opinions about what they’d like to see the East Riverfront District become in the future. As the four-month planning process nears completion, the...

October 6, 2016

Summer Success by the Numbers

October 6, 2016 [DETROIT]— Summer is always the busiest time along the Detroit Riverfront and this season was no exception.  Here’s a quick look at the special events and programs that brought thousands of people to the waterfront.  The Conservancy’s “Live the Riverfront”...


July 6, 2016

Riverfront Revitalization Continues With Construction Projects

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]—The ongoing transformation of the Detroit Riverfront continues with significant progress made this summer on construction projects.   ORLEANS LANDING Work at the Orleans Landing site continues at a steady pace, with notable visual construction progress made...


June 30, 2016

Summer Of Programming And Special Events Continues

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]— Warm weather typically brings some of the most diverse and eclectic mix of special events and programming along the Detroit Riverfront all year, and judging by the crowds enjoying all the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy has to offer, this summer is no...

June 30, 2016

New Event Brings Music, Movies And More Under The Stars At West Riverfront Park

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]— A new FREE entertainment series is bringing classic movies, music, food trucks and lawn games to West Riverfront Park for guests to enjoy under the stars this summer. Riverfront Relaxin’ is a four-night series that begins July 14 with a performance by Larry...

June 30, 2016

Plans Are Shaping Up For East Riverfront District

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]—The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the City of Detroit Planning Department continue to make progress towards the development of a comprehensive plan for the East Riverfront District. When complete, the plan will provide the Conservancy with a road map for...

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...


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

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

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

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...