Detroit Riverfront Invites Community to Vote to Repeat its Title of Number One in USA TODAY Contest
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is once again in the running for the Best Riverwalk in the country as part of the 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest. The winner will be determined by public daily online voting which concludes on April 11, 2022.
The voting site can be found here if you would like to vote: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-riverwalk-2022/.
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy won the title in 2021 and is asking supporters to vote often to help the Detroit Riverwalk keep the top spot again in 2022. Individuals can vote once a day through the conclusion of the contest.
“We are truly humbled to be nominated for this award for the second year in a row,” said Mark Wallace, president, and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. “The community really came together to vote us number one last year and we are hoping for a strong run again this year. It would be quite an honor to be named Best Riverwalk in 2022.”
Nominees for USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards were selected by10Best editors along with a
panel of urban planning experts. There are 20 riverwalks across the country in the competition including
Smale Riverfront Park (Cincinnati), Chicago Riverwalk, Charles River Esplanade (Boston), San Antonio River
Walk, Canal Walk (Indianapolis), and others.
The Detroit Riverfront attracts 3.5 million visitors annually. This will be a busy year for the Detroit
Riverfront Conservancy as it prepares to break ground this spring on the Southwest Greenway and the
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, the latter of which will open in 2024. Later this fall, the Conservancy
will celebrate the opening of the Southwest Greenway and the opening of the Riverwalk extension along
the Uniroyal site, which completes its vision for the East Riverfront. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has
invested more than $200 million in the revitalization of the Detroit Riverfront, which in turn has generated
more than $2 billion in public and private investment.