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

  • Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
    This event occurs every week Thursday and Friday until Fri Aug 16 2024.

    Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) is the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s unique, interactive early literacy program.

  • Monday, Jul 29, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    This event occurs every week Monday until Mon Aug 26 2024 except Mon Jul 22 2024, Mon Aug 05 2024 and Mon Aug 19 2024.

    Join us for Mindful Mondays along the Detroit Riverfront on Monday, July 15 & 29 and August 12 & 26 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm sponsored by AARP.

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