Demolition begins to help expansion of Riverside Park

- City of Detroit crews have started to demolish the former Animal Control Building to make way for expansion of Riverside Park. The expansion includes a new dog park.

After demolition is complete, the three acre site will become part of Riverside Park.

The park is undergoing major expansion and renovations to turn it into a marquee waterfront amenity for the residents of southwest Detroit. 

A portion of the Animal Control site will become a new dog park.

Construction on the dog park is expected to begin later this year.

Last fall, the Detroit International Bridge Company demolished a vacant warehouse and deeded the 4.8-acre parcel to the city for an additional expansion of Riverside Park.

A new softball diamond was finished last Fall. A new soccer field, playground, basketball court, skate park, picnic shelter, amphitheater and sledding hill are planned for later this year.

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