December 19, 2013

Two Long-Time Board Members Retire from Board

Throughout the last decade, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy has benefited immensely from the strength of its Board of Directors, which represents a diverse mix of business, community and public sector leaders from throughout Metro Detroit. Two of these Board members have been...

December 19, 2013

Conservancy Operations and Security Team Keeps Riverfront Beautiful and Safe

With its four-season appeal, the Detroit riverfront remains a beautiful and welcoming place for visitors anxious to enjoy the majesty of wintertime in the City. In addition to completing routine year-end and cold-weather shut-down procedures, the Conservancy’s Operations team has...

December 19, 2013


As the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy reflects upon 2013, we look back at a memorable year full of accomplishments and significant milestones. Among the highlights: Our 10-year anniversary milestone was effectively leveraged by engaging the public in year-long celebration events. ...


November 21, 2013

Trail of the Month: November 2013 Michigan's Dequindre Cut Greenway

Rails to Trails Conservancy (November 2013) Everyone has heard about Detroit's troubles: the bankruptcy, the population decline, abandoned buildings and urban decay. What's not often heard is the story of the strength, resilience and pride of Detroiters. Read the rest of the story...

November 11, 2013

4th Annual Shimmer on the River - Photo Gallery

dbusiness (November 7, 2013): The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy held its 4th annual Shimmer on the River fundraiser on Sept. 12 at the Cobo Center ballroom in downtown Detroit. More than 650 guests attended the presentation that honored the contributions of Marlene and John Boll...

November 11, 2013

Troy Resident Honored for Work on Detroit’s Riverfront

C & G News (September 11, 2013): Troy resident Faye Alexander Nelson is honored and humbled to receive the Detroit Public Television Visionary Award. But she’d rather talk about what the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy... Read the rest of the story at      

November 11, 2013

Cobo Center's new ballroom with a view celebrates Detroit River

Detroit Free Press (September 15, 2013): Cobo Center’s new Grand Riverview Ballroom had no sooner opened to fanfare last weekend that Detroiters began putting it to use... Read the rest of the story at

November 11, 2013

OTHER VOICES: Riverfront gains are group effort

Crain's Detroit Business (October 06, 2013): The last decade has been a monumental one for the nonprofit Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the Detroit riverfront... Read the rest of the story at

November 11, 2013

Detroit Riverfront Clears Another Hurdle for Development

dbusiness (September 5, 2013): The Detroit Economic Growth Corp. says the western portion of the Uniroyal site by Belle Isle is nearing completion following a two-year remediation process, which clears another hurdle in plans to redevelop the 43-acre site for mixed-use development,...

November 11, 2013

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Celebrates 10 Years

Michigan Chronicle (September 11, 2013): Happy 10th Birthday To Our Riverfront! CEO says Detroit’s Riverfront thrives through community support... Read the rest of the story at

November 11, 2013

Detroit’s Water Renaissance: New Shorelines, Old Problems on the Detroit River

GREAT LAKES ECHO (September 3, 2013): The Detroit River is 32 miles long on the U.S. side, and of those 32 miles, just one mile is still an undeveloped wetland. That mile, the Humbug Marsh, is tucked behind an old steel plant off a quiet two-lane highway in Trenton, an extension of...


August 20, 2013

Detroit riverfront development continues regardless of what happens at ‘contaminated’ park

MLive (August 20, 2013): While a 20-acre park along Detroit’s riverfront sits idle and collects trash, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy continues to work on a 5.5-mile project that will eventually abut Riverside Park, which has been semi-closed since 2012 due to [claims of]...

August 4, 2013

Projects add up to big changes for downtown Detroit

Detroit Free Press (August 4, 2013): Major changes are coming to downtown Detroit soon. Most of the big projects on tap have been announced and some are even under construction. But the cumulative impact may not have sunk into the public’s consciousness yet... Read the full story at...


July 28, 2013

Rivertown plan seen as catalyst for more development

Crain's Detroit Business (July 28, 2013): An ambitious plan announced last week to build a $55 million mixed-use residential and retail development along the Detroit riverfront is viewed as a way to jump-start other east riverfront projects... Read the rest of the story at...

July 7, 2013

Detroit riverfront adds beach volleyball, lounge chairs and more

MLive (July 07, 2013): The Campus Martius beach is no longer the only sandy spot in Detroit. The Detroit riverfront has expanded its riverfront actives at Rivard Plaza with the addition of a beach volleyball court, free yoga, giant board games, lounge chairs to soak in some sun and...


June 3, 2013

Detroit RiverWalk brings millions of dollars to city, study says

Detroit Free Press (June 3, 2013): The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week with a new economic impact study showing millions of dollars in benefits for the city from the operation of the RiverWalk... Read the rest of the story at