Gabriel Richard Park

Located at: 42° 20' 46.5216" N, 82° 59' 55.3416" W

This beloved Detroit park is located just east of the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has enhanced the area with a plaza and a pavilion located along the river's edge.

Located at the eastern-most point of the RiverWalk, this riverfront gem is a beautiful and serene oasis that features lush landscaping, a whimsical fountain, butterfly gardens, a contemplative labyrinth and fishing outlooks.

New enhancements to Gabriel Richard Park unveiled in 2015 include an environmentally-friendly parking lot and pathways to better link the park with Jefferson Avenue, lighting the labyrinth and new restroom facilities. Additionally, a new birding station features four wildlife-spotting scopes (two of which are universally-accessible) and an interpretive panel identifying various birds that can be found along the riverfront.


  • Bike
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Café
  • Fishing
  • Food
  • Pavilion
  • Restroom
  • Picnics
  • Handicap Accessible

Events at Gabriel Richard Park

  • Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

    Join Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, MI Rain Barrel, and Detroit Riverfront Conservancy on Sunday, April 21st at 12:30 PM at Gabriel Richard Park (7130 E Jefferson Detroit, MI 48207) for 2024 Rain Barrels on the Riverfront.

  • Sunday, May 05, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Take in the sights and sounds of Gabriel Richard Park through a guided walking meditation using the labyrinth along the beautiful Detroit Riverfront.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Tone Matters: Sound Bowls 101 is a FREE interactive sound bowl workshop exploring basic techniques, how to activate sound meditation instruments, and the science of sound with crystal & Tibetan sound bowls.

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