© Groundswell Design Group Inc. 2019

ROBERT C. VALADE PARK

Detroit, MI

Robert C. Valade Park

Commissioned by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to design and implement a 3.2 acre waterfront park, GDG transformed what once was a void in its riverfront trail system. To activate such a large public space, its program is designed to entertain everyone. The urban beach, floating cocktail bar, communal dining spaces, mixed-use garage, and catwalks are now open to the public.

Photography: Jason Keen