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 RiverWalk Café 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 RiverWalk Cafe and Cullen Family Carousel is open for the 2022 season.

The RiverWalk Cafe and Cullen Family Carousel is open Wednesday - Sunday, 11 AM - 7 PM. Purchase tickets to ride the carousel from the Riverfront Cafe,  the carousel can only operate under clear weather. 



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

Events at Cullen Plaza

  • Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 - 8:00am
    This event occurs every week Tuesday and Thursday until Thu Aug 25 2022.

    Detroit Riverwalkers is a walking program presented by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and sponsored by AARP.

  • Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    Join the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy & Detroit Audubon for a family friendly intro to birding walk at Cullen Plaza and Milliken State Park. We will review the basics of how to use binoculars and some common bird species while enjoying a walk around the park as we search for birds.

  • Monday, Aug 22, 2022 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    This event occurs every 2 weeks Monday until Mon Aug 22 2022 except Mon May 30 2022, Mon Jun 20 2022 and Mon Jun 27 2022.

    Come 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 and her assistant Jeffery Kroon!

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