Release Date: April 16, 2013


By this fall, a 20-acre parcel along the west riverfront will be safe, accessible and ready for residents, downtown workers and visitors alike to run its paths, take a leisurely stroll, play a game of catch along green expanses or curl up on a bench with a good book.  Construction is set to begin next month at the 1801 W. Jefferson Ave. parcel, located between Rosa Parks and the Riverfront Towers. 

Currently, the design/build team hired by the Conservancy is finalizing plans to install proper safety railings, lighting, security cameras and call boxes at the riverfront parcel.  In addition to the safety and security improvements, benches and trash receptacles along the walkways will be installed and existing green space will be enhanced for the community to enjoy. 

To keep the public informed of the plans along the west riverfront, the Conservancy is hosting a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. May 1 at the Roberto Clemente Recreation Center in southwest Detroit to share the details of these improvements.  Watch for more information on the community meeting on the Conservancy's web site and our Facebook page.