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Phase 2 of Trailhead on Lower Rouge

Friends of the Rouge was awarded $10,000 (CAD) to support completion of construction documents and permitting for the Fort Street Bridge Park Multi-purpose trailhead on the Lower Rouge River Water Trail. Learn more!

Friends Funded for Phase 2 of Lower Rouge Trailhead

Friends of the Rouge was awarded $10,000 (Canadian) to support completion of construction documents and permitting for the Fort Street Bridge Park Multi-purpose trailhead (Phase II) on the Lower Rouge River Water Trail. Friends of the Rouge is working to establish a 29-mile water trail for canoeing and kayaking on the Lower Rouge River. Fort Street Bridge Park is Detroit’s only access point on the Lower Rouge. Phase II of the park will double the park green space, rebuild the fishing and observation deck, and install a universally accessible kayak launch. This launch will provide safe and easy access to the river for persons with disabilities and beginning paddlers. The Gordie Howe International Bridge tops the list of the sites to see on the water trail as it towers into the sky at the confluence of the Rouge and Detroit Rivers. Friends of the Rouge is truly grateful to receive the award. 

Read the full article “Nine Local Community Organizations Receive Funding From The Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan” by WindsoriteDOTca News.

Read more about the Fort Street Bridge Park and learn more about the Fort Rouge Gateway (FRoG) Group on our website HERE.

Fort Street Bridge Park Concept Plan