September 28, 2017

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy seeks partner for Atwater Beach Concessions

RFP released for two new food and beverage opportunities in the next Detroit riverfront development project September 28, 2017 [DETROIT] – The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) today seeking a master tenant that will provide Atwater Beach, the much-...


August 11, 2017

General Motors and The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy close "Reading and Rhythm on the Riverfront" Season with the launch of a new children's book

August 11, 2017 [DETROIT] - A children’s book by local author Ruth Cain that is being published posthumously will make its debut Friday, August 11 at Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) as the popular program brings another successful season to a close.  It’s the first time...


July 10, 2017

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Receives Grant That Will Fund Design Competition To Reimagine West Riverfront Park

July 10, 2017 -[DETROIT] -A $345,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will be used by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy to fund a design competition that will help transform West Riverfront Park into a world-class gathering place for Detroiters and visitors alike. “...

July 5, 2017

2017 Campbell Terrace Performance Series

 July 5, 2017 -[DETROIT] -The Dequindre Cut will be filled with the sounds of some of Metro Detroit’s most talented entertainers this summer and fall as the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy kicks off its Campbell Terrace Performance Series with regularly scheduled programming...


June 19, 2017

Check out the Brand New Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Newsletter!

June 19, 2017 -[DETROIT] -You can read our revised Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Newsletter online now!  The quarterly publication will feature construction news, in-the-know stories, updates, a calendar, photos and more about the exciting happenings on the dynamic Detroit...


May 9, 2017

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Annouces National Headlines for 11th Annual GM River Days Festival, June 23-25

DETROIT (April 26, 2017) – The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC) announced details today regarding Detroit’s unofficial kickoff to summer, the 11th Annual GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on June 23-25, 2017. This year’s GM River Days will include...


April 13, 2017

Vote for Atwater Beach to win a grant from USA Today!

April 12, 2017 [DETROIT] -  We need your help!  The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is in the running for “A Community Thrives” grant from the USA Today Network. Vote today, tomorrow and everyday through May 12 for our Atwater Beach Project by clicking here or below!  The Atwater...


March 2, 2017

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, City of Detroit and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Announce New Plan to Preserve and Expand Riverfront Access

  “A RIVERFRONT FOR ALL: EQUITABLE, INCLUSIVE, AND ACCESSIBLE” March 1, 2017 [DETROIT] – Officials from the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC), the City of Detroit Planning & Development Department (PDD) and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) announced the details...


February 6, 2017

Call for Local Artists to Perform at the Campbell Memorial Terrace on the Dequindre Cut

February 6, 2017 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is looking for applications from local individuals and organizations interested in performing at the Campbell Terrace, the small-scale outdoor performance space that opened last October along the Dequindre Cut.  Through...


December 8, 2016

Loans of Two Popular Art Installations Extended

December 7, 2016 [DETROIT] - Fans of Public Art along the RiverWalk will be able to enjoy two installations a little longer thanks to the efforts of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s Public Art Committee.  The Committee successfully negotiated extensions for Ray Katz’s Sphere and...

December 8, 2016

Winter Activities Along the Riverfront

December 8, 2017 [DETROIT] - As a four-season destination, the Detroit Riverfront has something for everyone.  It is a destination that provides visitors with the chance to embrace the snow and cold weather while enjoying the beauty of nature and getting some exercise outdoors. The...

December 8, 2016

Riverfront Visitors Enjoy Fall Programming

December 8, 2017 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s robust programming schedule continued well into the fall with several events. The Conservancy participated in the inaugural “Open Streets Detroit” initiative on September 25 and October 2, which was made possible by...

December 8, 2016

Campbell Terrace Opens on Dequindre Cut

December 8, 2016 [Detroit] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the McGregor Fund celebrated the opening of the C. David Campbell Memorial Terrace on Thursday, October 13 with an event that drew more than 200 guests. The event was attended by Conservancy Board members, McGregor...

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

Campbell Memorial Terrace

The Campbell Memorial Terrace along the Dequindre Cut is nearing completion. With the custom-designed canopy that shades the stage and the curved concrete seating walls in place, crews are installing decorative landscaping throughout the outdoor performance space.  The Terrace was...

October 18, 2016

Stroh River Place

Construction Project : Aretha Franklin Amphitheater /Stroh River Place Connection

The process of connecting the RiverWalk from Stroh River Place to Chene Park East is underway. A Construction Manager has been selected for the project, and work is slated to begin this fall. The project consists of installing a pedestrian bridge and amenities such as stainless...

October 18, 2016

Orleans Landing

Construction Project : 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 primary focus during the fall months will be completing interior finishes, which includes painting the...

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...