It is one of the most exciting and important projects realized in downtown Detroit in decades. Earlier this month the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
opened Rivard Plaza, at the foot of Rivard Street and the river, along with a plaza at Gabriel Richard Park in the Villages
, just east of the Belle Isle Bridge. More than one mile of the new RiverWalk, stretching east from Stroh’s River Place all the way to Mt. Elliott Park, also opened.
These segments joined already completed portions of RiverWalk at the Civic Center Promenade at Hart Plaza, GM Plaza and Promenade and the Tri-Centennial State Park Harbor. More than 75 percent of the East Riverfront is open and walkable.
A formal grand opening ceremony will be held Friday, June 22 at the beginning of Detroit International River Days.
Read Model D/metromode's Development News and Innovation & Job News Editor Kelli Kavanaugh's full report in Take Me to the River
, watch Tom Hendrickson's video here on Model D TV or find it on YouTube.