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...

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 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...


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...


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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...