Revamped Detroit Riverfront Park, Pavilion to Open

Posted on June 6, 2014

Detroit — A ribbon-cutting at a revamped park is scheduled to celebrate continued development along Detroit’s east riverfront.

The private ceremony will be held Friday morning at the Mt. Elliott Park and Pavilion.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin and RiverFront Conservancy Chair Matt Cullen are among the scheduled speakers.

The park features jets that send torrents of water from a replica of a shipwrecked schooner. It opens Friday afternoon to the public.

Mt. Elliott Park is the third plaza and pavilion developed by the nonprofit Detroit RiverFront Conservancy along the riverfront east of downtown. It is part of three miles of pathways, parks and green space connected by the popular RiverWalk.

The RiverFront Conservancy raises funds for construction, operation, maintenance, security and programming of public spaces along the riverfront.