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.

Amenities

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

Events at Gabriel Richard Park

  • Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
    This event occurs every week Thursday and Friday until Fri Aug 12 2022.

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

  • Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 - 8:30pm
    This event occurs every 2 weeks Wednesday until Wed Aug 31 2022.

    Moonlight Yoga takes a unique twist on yoga classes by providing participants with glowing jewelry and incorporating lighted glow sticks into traditional yoga poses. 

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