Detroit Riverfront Conservancy kicks off season with Winter at Valade
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s popular Winter at Valade celebration, which features free family-friendly programming at Robert C. Valade Park every weekend, kicked off its season Dec. 9, with hundreds of guests enjoying oversized outdoor fireplaces, food, drinks and s’mores stations. The outdoor fun continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 26. Presented by Friendsgrossepointenews.com
Where to eat and drink on the Detroit Riverwalk
One of the most beautiful places in Detroit to spend a summer evening is on the Detroit Riverwalk. You can walk, bike, or even roller skate down the riverside, but the fun doesn’t have to end there. There’s also a growing food scene! We spoke to the experts at the Riverfront Conservancy to find out where you can dine and drink along the riverwalk.
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, partners break ground on Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial
Courtesy renderingA rendering of an aerial view of the completed Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and its partners broke ground last week on the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, a 22-acre world-class park located on Detroit’s West Riverfront, marking a major step forward in the conservancy’s goal of completinggrossepointenews.com
Outdoor Motortown Revue installations will have you dancing along the Riverfront
DETROIT - Summer’s here and the time is right for a brand new experience along one of the top-rated riverfronts in the country. The Motown Museum had teamed up with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to unveil outdoor, walkable Motown installations in honor of the 60th anniversary of the famed Motortown Revue. You’ll find the Motortown Revue informative signs along the Detroit Riverfront beginning just east of the GM Renaissance Center going all the way to just before Cullen Plaza where the carousel is. “This is our way of sharing a little bit of Detroit history, a little bit of Motown history throughout the community,” said Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry. “The visitor gets to experience two of the greatest things the city has to offer: this incredible music history and legacy and this incredibly beautiful waterfront.mlive.com
Project to transform 22-acre park along Detroit Riverfront breaks ground
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, which is 22 acres, will be transformed into an attractive public space with reconstruction that will work towards the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s goal of revitalizing the riverfront.
Detroit Riverwalk repeats as best Riverwalk in America
The Detroit Riverwalk attracts 3.5 million visitors annually. Courtesy Photo The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy recently announced the Detroit Riverwalk has been named Best Riverwalk in the 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest. It is the second year in a row the Detroit Riverwalk has earned the recognition. “We are thrilled to be votedgrossepointenews.com
New Multi-Million Detroit Greenway to Connect City’s Southwest Side to Riverfront
The city of Detroit broke ground recently on a new $8-million Detroit greenway project that promises to stretch from the city’s southwest side to its riverfront, a major destination for tourists and locals alike, and include everything in the city’s central district in between. The construction of the nearly one-mile pathway is being led by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, which said it expects the Detroit greenway project to be completed by the fall. One Detroit contributor AJ Walker takes viewers to the groundbreaking of the long-awaited greenway project to hear how the new pathway will benefit the city’s residents and visitors. Subscribe to One Detroit’s YouTube Channel & Don’t miss One Detroit Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56. ET on Detroit Public TV on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56.onedetroitpbs.org
Send out summer with some fun at this block party on the Detroit River!
This is the last official weekend of summer and there is a great way you can send the season off with a bang along the Detroit riverfront this weekend. The West Riverfront Block Party happens tomorrow in downtown Detroit with music food trucks a zip line and jet skiing performances.
Wilson Foundation grants additional $500,000 to DRC
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation recently announced a gift of $500,000 from the trusts of Ralph Wilson’s late daughters, Edith “Dee Dee” Wilson and Linda Bogdan. “We are excited about the opportunity to create a colorful and engaging garden in recognition of his beloved daughters, Dee Dee and Linda. Edith “Dee Dee” Wilson passed away in January 2020, at age 68, and Linda Bogdan passed away in April 2009, at age 61. Dee Dee Wilson and her father often traveled together and loved to play tennis. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has invested more than $200 million in the revitalization of the Detroit Riverfront, which in turn has generated more than $2 billion in public and private investment.grossepointenews.com
Detroit Riverfront named best riverwalk in America
DETROIT – The Detroit Riverfront has been named the best riverwalk in America in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announced the news on Friday. “The Detroit Riverfront is a very special place for our city and we are honored by this recognition,” said Matt Cullen, board chairman of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. “Every great city has a place where the entire community comes together,” said Mark Wallace, president and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Since March, use of the Detroit Riverwalk has increased 20 percent and Dequindre Cut usage has increased by 40 percent.
USA Today names Detroit International Riverwalk among best in country
DETROIT – We all know what makes the Detroit International Riverwalk so special -- the miles of amazing shoreline, the views of Canada, the family-friendly events, the parks, picnic areas and more. The Detroit Riverwalk has recently been named to the national publication’s “10Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2021.”The USA Today’s “10Best” editors and a panel of urban planning experts picked the top ten. You can vote now to make the Detroit International Riverwalk number one by clicking here. AdAccording to published reports, 3.5 million people visit the Detroit Riverwalk every year. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has invested more than $169 million in its revitalization.
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy hosting Friday fundraiser
DETROIT – The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is hosting a new physically-distant but socially-connected fundraiser, #BeingApartTogether, on Friday (Oct. 16). The fundraiser is a celebration of the role Detroit Riverfront parks play in the community. As part of the fundraiser, there will be a free virtual broadcast of musical performances by local artists along the riverfront. It will be available for the community to enjoy on the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s Facebook page. Supporters of the fundraiser will receive a package curated in partnership with Detroit’s own City Bird, which is filled with limited-edition riverfront items, locally-sourced gifts and unique activities.
HarvestFest Detroit at Robert C. Valade Park in Detroit
Hayrides, pumpkin picking and more fall fun abound Oct. 26, 2019 at Robert C. Valade Park during the annual HarvestFest Detroit event. For the fifth year, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is bringing oodles of free fall fun directly to local families at its HarvestFest Detroit event, which happens at Robert C. Valade Park on Saturday Oct. 26, 2019. This family fun event kicks off at noon with trick-or-treating. This family fun fall event runs noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. For more information on HarvestFest Detroit or details on other family fun things to do this weekend in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor visit the Metro Parent calendar.metroparent.com
Fort Street closed between Rosa Parks Boulevard, Trumbull Avenue in Detroit
DETROIT - Fort Street is closed from Rosa Parks Boulevard to Trumbull Avenue for bridgework starting Friday, Oct. 4 and lasting until early December, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. DetoursNorthbound M-85 will be detoured via southbound Rosa Parks Boulevard, northbound Jefferson Avenue and northbound Cabacier Street back to northbound M-85. Southbound M-85 will be detoured via northbound Trumbull Avenue, southbound West Lafayette Boulevard, and southbound Rosa Parks Boulevard back to southbound M-85. The project is expected to be completed by early December. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.