Crews break ground on new beach coming to Detroit Riverfront

Atwater Beach to be one-of-a-kind urban 'beachfront' park

By Jamie Edmonds - Sports anchor/reporter, Ken Haddad

DETROIT - A one-of-a-kind "beach" has broken ground on the Detroit Riverfront.

When complete in 2019, Atwater Beach will be a one-of-a-kind urban "beachfront" park with a sandy beach, a playscape, a grassy area with trees and a shed structure for programs and events.

Located near a new pedestrian bridge connecting Chene Park East and Stroh River Place, the park will also feature a floating café barge serving tasty food and drinks. 

Local 4's Jamie Edmonds was at the groundbreaking on Monday. Watch her story in the video player above.

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