The first phase of a multi-tiered (and multi-million dollar) renovation of the Detroit Riverfront originated on the east side of the region, encompassing such iconic Detroit destinations as Hart Plaza, GM Plaza, Detroit Port Authority and the Riverwalk Garden behind Atwater Street. For those who work in Detroit, the East Riverfront represents the perfect route for a mid-day jog along the Detroit River, both the Ambassador Bridge and skyline of Windsor, ON looming in the distance.
Even more exciting than this current level of investment and invigoration to this riverfront region is what is coming next: developing the West Riverfront to create the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. A design team has been selected to transform this area into a gathering place for everyone in the Metro-Detroit region. The Riverfront has become one of the most prominent symbols of Detroit's continued growth and evolution. Anyone who has ever watched their toddler splash in the tiny fountains behind the Ren Cen or felt a breeze from the Detroit River as they went around the riverfront carousel knows how magical it can be to stroll through this part of the city.