Summer Splash Park Fun on the Detroit Riverfront

Cool off in the water at the this Detroit splash park along the Detroit River, created by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.

There’s a spot in the D where your family can beat the heat and enjoy the views of the Detroit River, too.

With a Great Lakes schooner theme, the renovated Mt. Elliott Park & Pavilion riverfront splash park lures kids with water cannons and cascades that are prime for a summer splash.

The park, which was unveiled in 2014, is part of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s mission to bring families and fun back to the Detroit River.

“Designed with a playful water feature and amenities for all ages, the new park will be another huge draw for visitors and families to this growing world-class destination,” says Matt Cullen, the conservancy’s board chairman.

Mt. Elliott is the third park to be redeveloped by the organization on its goal to develop five-and-a-half miles of riverfront, from west of the Ambassador Bridge to east of the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle.

Detroit Riverfront Splash Park

Looking for more summertime water fun? Check out our roundup of the best splash parks and spray grounds in Michigan and beyond, our list of public swimming pools in metro Detroit or our picks for the top outdoor and indoor water parks in Michigan.

This post was originally published in 2014 and is updated regularly.

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