- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - The nonprofit group that manages Detroit’s riverfront walkway is celebrating the opening of the first segment of trail west of Joe Louis Arena.

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy hosts a block party Oct. 4 to celebrate the opening of a 20-acre parcel that once housed a Detroit Free Press printing plant. It opened to the public in July.

The site includes the first stretch of a planned two-mile walkway from Joe Louis to the Ambassador Bridge.

The 30-foot-wide West RiverWalk is part of the nonprofit group’s plan to build a 5.5-mile trail from the Ambassador Bridge to the bridge to Belle Isle. The eastern segment is about 80 percent open.

The RiverFront Conservancy raises funds for construction, operation and security of public spaces along the Detroit River.




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