Southwest Detroit Riverfront Greenway

This project looks at ways to establish greenways that will connect the community’s cultural and natural resources along the riverfront and adjacent neighborhoods in Southwest Detroit, providing increased access to and understating of the Riverfront. The goal is to make these greenways a place of community pride, a new “front porch” for the community.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Michigan Field Office
416 South Cedar, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48912

Nancy Krupiarz, State Director

Date: 1997-1999

This project is one of the “demonstration” projects of the Southeast Michigan Greenways. The project was driven by a diverse steering committee and incorporates public input.  It has been instrumental in changing many people’s perceptions of the opportunities along the Detroit River for an urban waterfront greenway.  Also, portions of the project have already received funds for construction.