The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announced the final stages of the extended East Riverfront yesterday. Mayor Mike Duggan, dignitaries, and volunteers gathered for the ceremony at Mt. Elliot Park behind the former Uniroyal Tires site.
The Detroit Riverfront attracts 3.5 million visitors annually and has remained open every day during the coronavirus pandemic. Since March 2020, use of the Detroit Riverwalk has increased 20 percent and Dequindre Cut usage has increased by 40 percent. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has invested more than $200 million in the revitalization of the Detroit Riverfront, which in turn has generated more than $2 billion in public and private investment. The Detroit Riverwalk was recently named Best Riverwalk in the country by USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards.
– The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
The Detroit Riverfront brings an immense amount of value to the city and gives us all an opportunity to get out of the house, enjoy the sunshine and even burn some extra calories! The new extension is named the East Riverwalk.
The final mile of the soon-to-be 3.5 mile Riverwalk is expected to be completed by Spring 2022.