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.

Please note - due to COVID-19, the Carousel, playscape, and volleyball court are closed. The parking lot is open to the public from 6am - 10pm. The RiverWalk Café will reopen June 27th. The park restrooms are open and being cleaned regularly. Please check back in the coming weeks for updates. 


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

Events at Cullen Plaza

  • Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    This event occurs every week Tuesday and Thursday until Thu Aug 19 2021.
    Food and Fun with YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit  Tuesday and Thursday, July 6- August 18, 3-4 PM at Cullen Plaza 
  • Friday, Jul 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
    This event occurs every week Friday until Fri Aug 13 2021.

    Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) is the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s unique, interactive early literacy program that provides children from southeast Michigan an opportunity to see live children’s entertainment, hear a story read by a storyteller

  • Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

    Each year the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy hosts more than 20 Run/Walk events on the Detroit RiverWalk.

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