September

September 12, 2014

Conservancy Honors General Motors With Shimmer Award

September 12, 2014 [Detroit] - Each year at Shimmer on the River, the Shimmer Award is presented to a company or an individual demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to the revitalization of Detroit’s riverfront.  Since its debut in 2012, the honoree list may not be lengthy, but...

September 12, 2014

Tooles Sponsors VIP Reception At Shimmer On The River

September 12, 2014 [DETROIT]-  Damon Tooles, President and CEO of Tooles Contracting Group, prides himself on his company’s commitment to the community. Established in 2002, the company has shown that it takes its commitment to being a good corporate citizen seriously, supporting...

September 12, 2014

Strategic Staffing Solutions and Other Companies Provide Valuable Support

September 12, 2014 [Detroit] - Each year, the generosity of sponsors is integral to the success of Shimmer on the River.  For the fifth year in a row, Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is supporting Shimmer on the River as Presenting Sponsor.  This sponsorship provides an...

August

August 4, 2014

Fourth Annual “Reading & Rhythm On The Riverfront” Summertime Literacy Program

Michigan Chronicle (July 7, 2014): On Thursday, July 10, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy in partnership with the General Motors Foundation kicks off the fourth annual Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront(R3).  This interactive and family-orientated summer program promotes...

August 4, 2014

Alicia Smith Reads to Hundreds of Children at Detroit’s Riverfront

WXYZ (August 1, 2014): Our very own Alicia Smith was invited to Reading and Rhythm on the Riverfront where she had the privilege of reading to dozens of children right along the Detroit River... Read More

August 4, 2014

Gabriel Richard Park Will Be the Next Riverfront Makeover

Curbed (July 29, 2014): As if opening a splash park and extending the RiverWalk weren't big enough achievements for one summer, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is preparing for construction at Gabriel Richard Park. For the unfamiliar, it's the blur of green and trees visible as...

August 4, 2014

RiverWalk west expansion quietly opens to bikers, pedestrians

Detroit News (July 26, 2014): The first portion of the west RiverWalk, the hugely popular downtown shoreline pathway, has quietly opened. The 20-acre parcel was formally the site of a newspaper printing plant and is located at 1801 W. Jefferson Ave., which is roughly bordered by Joe...

July

July 9, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Names Mark Wallace New CEO & President

Detroit Resident Brings Public-Private Partnership and Real Estate Development Expertise to City’s Thriving Riverfront Redevelopment Efforts     Editor's Note: To download photo of Mark Wallace, please click here. July 9, 2014 [DETROIT] – The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC)...

June

June 17, 2014

Gabriel Richard Park

Gabriel Richard Park will receive additional enhancements this summer, including lighting at the existing labyrinth, the installation of an environmentally friendly 36-spot parking lot, a colored concrete walkway that connects visitors from Jefferson Avenue to the RiverWalk and an...

June 17, 2014

Dequindre Cut - North

Work progresses on the northward portion of the Dequindre Cut that will extend the well-traveled greenway from Gratiot Avenue to Mack Avenue. This will provide a safe and convenient link between the riverfront, Eastern Market and surrounding neighborhoods. Currently, bridges at...

June 17, 2014

Outdoor Adventure Center

After months of steady progress, construction crews are currently busy checking off items needed to complete the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Outdoor Adventure Center prior to the installation of exhibits.  Specialists are busy building the many Phase One exhibits that...

June 17, 2014

West Riverfront

The 20-acre 1801 W. Jefferson property along the west riverfront will soon be bustling with activity as the Conservancy prepares to open it to the general public once power is connected at the site.  This first phase of the west riverfront project has three pathways from Jefferson...

June 17, 2014

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Work to parcels east and west of Chene Park this year will bring the Conservancy closer to its ultimate goal of a continuous 3.5 miles of east riverfront, which are accessible, beautiful and engaging for visitors and connected via the popular RiverWalk. At the former Holcim property...

June 17, 2014

Mt. Elliott Park Opens with a Splash

Since its opening on June 6, the completely transformed Mt. Elliott Park has become one of the most popular destinations along the Detroit riverfront.  More than 200 guests celebrated the grand opening of the park on June 6.  Following brief remarks from various dignitaries involved...

June 17, 2014

GM River Days Returns This Weekend

For many Metro Detroiters, GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is the unofficial kickoff to summer.  Don’t miss the popular three-day festival this weekend, June 20-22. This year’s national music acts include: Friday, June 20 (BIKE NIGHT) - John Kay &...

June 6, 2014

Get ready to splash, play in Detroit RiverWalk's newest park

Detroit Free Press (June 5, 2014): Get ready for surprise and delight on the riverfront. The transformed Mt. Elliott Park on the Detroit RiverWalk opens to the public Friday, and the space once used mainly by a few fishermen has been transformed into a kid-friendly whirl of splash...

May

May 20, 2014

Major RiverWalk developments to debut this summer

Model D (May 20, 2014):The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is preparing to unfurl a number of Detroit RiverWalk extensions and attractions this summer. The group is working toward extending the RiverWalk from “bridge to bridge,” or from the McArthur Bridge, which connects Belle Isle...

May 13, 2014

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Announce Details of a New Partnership to Promote Physical Fitness and Healthy Living

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Announce Details of a New Partnership to Promote Physical Fitness and Healthy Living Blue Cross supports new program with $1 million pledge to health and wellness on the riverfront   DETROIT, May 2, 2014 --...

April

April 8, 2014

1801 West Jefferson

Construction Project : 1801 West Jefferson

A 30-foot-extra-wide RiverWalk perfect for biking, jogging and fishing will welcome visitors this spring as the Conservancy prepares to open the first phase of the west riverfront at 1801 West Jefferson.  Three 20-foot-wide pathways leading to the riverfront will provide the...

April 8, 2014

Outdoor Adventure and Discovery Center

Construction Project : DNR Adventure Center

External and internal work on the historic Globe Building continues as crews transform the structure into the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure and Discovery Center.  When the 43,000-square-foot Center opens late this summer, it will feature a variety of...

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