The Detroit Riverwalk is among the top American riverwalks nominated for Best Riverwalk by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2021.
You can help it win the title by voting online daily. Click here to vote. The polls are open until noon ET on Monday, February 15.
Right now, the Detroit Riverwalk is No. 1 but your vote is needed to bring the title home.
Ask your friends, family and colleagues to vote as well.
“We are excited that our Detroit Riverwalk is nominated as one of the best riverwalks in America by USA TODAY,” says Mark Wallace, president and CEO, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. “Our vision has always been to transform Detroit’s international riverfront into an accessible world-class gathering place for all. It’s an honor that our city’s riverfront is being recognized nationally among the greatest riverwalks in the country.”
The riverfront redevelopment includes 14 miles of shoreline along the Detroit River and is one of Detroit’s most exciting initiatives. The east riverfront stretches from Joe Louis Arena to Gabriel Richard Park and includes several parks, restaurants, splash parks and natural areas.
The Detroit Riverfront attracts 3.5 million visitors annually and has remained open every day during the coronavirus pandemic.
Since March, use of the Detroit Riverwalk has increased 20 percent and Dequindre Cut usage has increased by 40 percent.
During the first decade of the riverfront revitalization project, more than $1 billion in public and private investment has occurred.
To date, the Conservancy has invested more than $169 million in the revitalization of the Detroit Riverfront.
Here’s the link to vote: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-riverwalk