Detroit's west riverfront has new skate and dog parks, dedicated by Mayor Mike Duggan at a Saturday morning ribbon-cutting.
Created with grants from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation’s Built to Play Initiative and the Tony Hawk Foundation, the new 15,000-square-foot skate park offers bowls, slopes and other features. The nearby dog park is a place for well-behaved canines to play off-leash while their humans chill nearby. There also are soccer fields and a basketball court.
Riverside Park is along West Jefferson at West Grand Boulevard. The Detroit News reports:
Riverside Park improvements are expected to cost a total of $13.2 million and are slated for completion in 2021. They include:
• Phase 1: Soccer fields, basketball court, playground, vault toilet, softball field and picnic shelter (completed)
• Phase 2: Skatepark, dog park and picnic shelter (completed)
• Phase 3: Sledding hill and amphitheater (start of construction scheduled for summer 2020 )
• Phase 4: Walking track, large playground, splash pad and additional picnic shelters (start of construction scheduled for summer 2020 )
• Phase 5: Large picnic shelter, boat launch and small beach playground (Under construction now; opening scheduled for spring 2020)
Photos by Norbert Daniels Jr.