Gallery: New Detroit west riverfront skate park, dog park open on a perfect summer Saturday

June 23, 2019, 7:19 AM

Photo by Norbert Daniels Jr.

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. 



Read more:  The Detroit News

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