DETROIT – Demolition of the former Animal Care and Control Center will begin Monday to make room for an expansion of Riverside Park.
The park is undergoing renovations to make it a marquee waterfront amenity for residents of southwest Detroit.
Part of the 3-acre animal control site will become a new dog park. Construction on the dog park is slated to begin later this year.
Last fall, the Detroit International Bridge Co. demolished a vacant warehouse and deeded the 4.8-acre parcel to the city for an expansion of Riverside Park.
A new softball diamond was built in the fall, and work planned for this year includes a new soccer field, playground, basketball court, skate park, picnic shelter, amphitheater and sledding hill.