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1900 Atwater Street Recreation Passport Required: No
Detroit, MI 48207 Approximate Size: 31 (Acres)
Phone Number: (313) 396-0217  
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William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor is the first urban state park and is a showcase of the natural resources collected throughout all of Michigan's state parks. This green oasis in the heart of the city provides opportunities for picnics, walks and shore fishing. Phase Two, dedicated on October 22, 2009, showcases a wetland area along with new trails and a riverwalk.

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Located just blocks from Hart Plaza and the Ren-Cen Towers, this park is an anchor in the Detroit Riverwalk Development.

The Globe Building Outdoor Adventure & Discovery Center



Picnic shelters can be rented by calling 1-800-44-PARKS or visiting www.midnrreservations.com

Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor is the first urban state park.It is a showcase of the natural resources collected throughout all of Michigan's state parks. This green oasis in the heart of the city provides opportunities for picnics, walks and shore fishing.

The construction of the newly dedicated Lowland parcel of the park is nearly complete. This area will open to the public on December 1st. Come visit the wetland and if you enjoy fishing please throw in a line along our "Anglers Avenue" at the river's edge.

    Did you know:
  • 1. We used energy efficient LED lights in this area of the park.
  • 2. All storm water is captured, contained and cleaned by the wetland before being released to the river.
  • 3. All plants are native of southeasthern Michigan wetlands and therefore well suited to the area. You would have seen these types of plants in 1800's before the city ofr Detroit was settled.
  • 4. Look for new residents in the wetland. We have spotted geese, hawks, pheasants, muskrats, and foxes. What have you seen?
    Etiquette:
  • All pets must be leashed and under your immediate control. Please clean up after your pets.
  • The blue receptacles are for recycling (soda cans and water bottles). Please help us reduce, reuse, and recycle for a greener earth and healthier community.
  • Bikes have the right of way on the asphalt bike path.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way on the RiverWalk.
The 52-slip harbor of refuge is newly renovated and provides transient rental spaces for larger boats.

Location: Take East Jefferson and turn south on St. Aubin Street.

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