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A Space for Healing in the Motor City: The Detroit RiverWalk

There’s no better season than the summer for travelers and locals to walk, play and explore the Detroit RiverWalk, which spans over three miles from Rosa Parks Boulevard to the Belle Isle Bridge.

Crain’s Detroit Business
Aug, 15. 2022

There’s no better season than the summer for travelers and locals to walk, play and explore the Detroit RiverWalk, which spans over three miles from Rosa Parks Boulevard to the Belle Isle Bridge.

Director of Programming for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Rachel Frierson, helped the Detroit RiverWalk reach national stardom; it has held the title of the number one river walk in the U.S. for two years in a row by USA Today.

Frierson is responsible for executing accessible programs, including Camping on the Cut, a camping experience launched this year along the Dequindre Cut, and Reading & Rhythm, a weekly kid-friendly music and reading program at Gabriel Richard Park.

Construction on the 22-acre Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park along the west side of the riverfront also began this summer. The park is slated to open in 2024, featuring the Delta Dental Play Garden, an expansive lawn space for movies in the park and events, a water garden, and a sports pavilion with basketball courts.

Click on the top episode below to hear one of our earlier episodes with Frierson about the magic of the Detroit riverfront.

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