Located at: West Side Industrial Detroit, MI 48207

The Southwest Greenway, open to the public in May of 2023, connects Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park with the Michigan Central mobility innovation district, and is a key part of the 27.5 mile Joe Louis Greenway. Running from Bagley Street to Jefferson Avenue along the historic site of May Creek and a former railway corridor, the re-imagined path connects Corktown, Mexicantown, and communities throughout Southwest Detroit directly to the riverfront. 

Assembling the property for the nearly mile-long greenway took five years as the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy stitched together 12 different parcels from eight different owners, including Bedrock, the Salvation Army, the Detroit River Tunnel Partnership and Ford Motor Company. The Southwest Greenway was made possible through partnership with the City of Detroit, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, Michigan Central, Michigan DNR and Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, Michigan Department of Transportation, and the Walters Family Foundation.

The Southwest Greenway is also home to The Yard Graffiti Museum, an outdoor gallery dedicated to the preservation of the graffiti and underground history of this space. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has partnered with Rebel Nell for a special edition line of wearable art created with repurposed graffiti from the Yard. Visit to view and purchase these pieces of Detroit underground art history.


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