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...

April 27, 2015

Conservancy Launches Spring and Summer Programming

April 28, 2015 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Programming team has been busy the last several months developing a wide array of activities designed to keep visitors of all ages and interests engaged with the riverfront this spring and summer. From large concerts to...

April 23, 2015

West Riverfront Park Emerges As a Popular Concert Destination

April 22, 2015 [DETROIT] - Since opening in July of 2014, West Riverfront Park has become a popular destination where visitors go to run, walk or enjoy a leisurely stroll, join in an impromptu sporting contest or cast a line in the water for some of the area’s best fishing.  ...

April 23, 2015

Mt. Elliott Park Water Feature Opens Memorial Day

April 22, 2015 [DETROIT] - A sure sign that warmer weather is here to stay is the opening of the water feature at Mt. Elliott Park.  The popular water feature with the Great Lakes schooner shipwreck theme will open for the season by Memorial Day, perhaps even earlier based on...

April 13, 2015

Dreaming big — no, huge — in Detroit

Detroit Free Press - April 12, 2015 [DETROIT] - Imagine turning Matty Moroun's dilapidated train station into the world's largest children's museum. Imagine an international cable car system from lower Woodward Avenue in Detroit to Oulette in Windsor. Imagine a gigantic Ferris Wheel...


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...

January 14, 2015

Newsmakers of the Year 2014 - Matt Cullen

CRAIN'S - January 4, 2014 [DETROIT] - It has taken seven years and an immeasurable amount of political jockeying, but the $137 millionM-1 Rail streetcar project broke ground in July and is on schedule to be running up and down Woodward Avenue in 2016. The project's conductor as CEO...

January 12, 2015

25 Knight Cities Challenge finalists are from Detroit

DEADLINE DETROIT - January 12, 2015  [DETROIT] - Twenty-five applicants Detroit are finalists in the Knight Cities Challenge, a new three-year project to support urban innovations. This city has the most finalists nationwide. Those in the running for grants this spring include the...

January 8, 2015

Top Five Detroit Trail and Path Projects for 2015

January 5, 2015 [DETROIT]- Let’s start by saying it’s not easy picking only five — and that speaks well about all that is happening to make the city of Detroit a better place for biking and trails. But here we go in no specific order... READ MORE


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...


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

GM River Days Returns This Weekend

June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -Metro Detroit’s unofficial kickoff to summer, GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, returns this weekend, June 19-21. The ninth annual GM River Days promises to be the best one yet.  There are an incredible mix of crowd-pleasing...


December 18, 2014

Conservancy Receives Numerous Awards In 2014

December 18, 2014 [DETROIT] - This year was a banner year for the Conservancy in terms of receiving accolades for its successful riverfront revitalization efforts, with the organization receiving awards at a local, regional, national and even international level. Among the...

December 18, 2014

Riviere28 Collaborations Raise Funds And Help Reach New Audiences

December 18, 2014 [DETROIT] -  With its mission to bring attention to the Conservancy while raising critical funds to support the organization, Riviere28 presented its annual signature summer events—Light Up the Riverfront and Soiree on the Greenway—which drew more than 700...

December 18, 2014

Busy Fall Construction leads to Riverfront Progress

Riverfront construction continued throughout the end of the year with several projects making significant progress. 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....

December 18, 2014

Successful Programming Initiatives Contribute to Busy Year

December 18, 2014 [DETROIT] - A diverse offering of programming and special events this summer ensured that the riverfront was alive with activity.  With everything from special events a Special events, family-friendly and environmental programming, health and wellness programs and...