Mt. Elliott Park Opens with a Splash
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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 with the project, the acclaimed Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences choir entertained guests with their rendition of “Happy.” After a quick wardrobe change, the kids were the first ones to play in the water feature.
In addition to the universally accessible water feature with its cascading waterfalls, water cannons and shooting bubblers, Mt. Elliott Park is home to the Conservancy’s third plaza and pavilion along the riverfront, paved pathways stamped with animal prints, fishing outlooks, lush landscaping, restrooms, a security station and numerous seating options. The park also has benches, bricks and pavers throughout its footprint that donors can engrave with personal messages, all in support of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.
Mt. Elliott Park is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The water feature runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.