Cullen Plaza

Located at: 1340 Atwater St. Detroit, MI 48207 Phone: (313) 566-8200

Cullen Plaza is home to many of the east riverfront’s most popular highlights, including the lovely Cullen Family Carousel, an in-laid granite map of the Detroit River, a standing glass sculptured map of the St. Lawrence Seaway, a children’s playscape, playful fountains and lush landscaping.

Also located at Cullen Plaza are the tantalizing creations of the Cullen Café and Tiki Bar and Wheelhouse Detroit, a bike shop offering bike rentals, tours, retail, and service.

The popular Diamond Jack's River Tours, which provides public tours and private charters of the Detroit River, docks at Cullen Plaza.

The Conservancy's commemorative bricks and pavers are located at Cullen Plaza, as well as Gabriel Richard Park Plaza.

The pavilion building at Cullen Plaza houses public facilities as well as the Conservancy's operations offices and the security command center.

The Cullen Café Hours
Mon. - Tues. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wed. - Sat. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sun. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Coffee served Wed. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tiki Bar Hours
Wed. - Fri. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m
Sun. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Cullen Family Carousel will be open for the season soon.



  • Bike
  • Café
  • Diamond Jack Boat
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Playscape
  • Restroom
  • Security Office
  • Water Feature

Events at Cullen Plaza

  • Monday, Jun 12, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    This event occurs every 2 weeks Monday until Mon Sep 11 2023 except Mon Jun 05 2023, Mon Jun 19 2023, Mon Jul 03 2023, Mon Jul 17 2023, Mon Jul 31 2023, Mon Aug 14 2023, Mon Aug 28 2023 and Mon Sep 04 2023. This event also occurs on Mon Jun 12 2023, Mon Jul 10 2023, Mon Jul 24 2023, Mon Aug 07 2023 and Mon Aug 21 2023.

    Join The Herbal Healing Hut &  the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy at the Detroit Riverwalk for our annual summer session of Herbal Walk & Talk, Chat & Chew, taught by Detroit's own Mama Ravin !

  • Tuesday, Jun 13, 2023 - 8:00am to 10:00am
    This event occurs every week Tuesday and Thursday until Thu Aug 24 2023.

    Detroit Riverwalkers is a walking program presented by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and sponsored by AARP. Older Adults, 50+, are invited to participate in this FREE program that encourages wellness through walking on the Detroit Riverwalk and fitness classes.

  • Tuesday, Jun 13, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
    This event occurs every July and August on the second Tuesday until Tue Aug 08 2023. This event also occurs on Tue Jul 11 2023 and Tue Aug 08 2023.

    In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we'll be offering free boat tours on the Diamond Jack along the beautiful Detroit River.

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