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Fort-Rouge Gateway Partnership (Friends of the Rouge, MotorCities National Heritage Area, Downriver Delta CDC)


Dr. Draus has been the facilitator of the Fort-Rouge Gateway (FRoG) Partnership since late 2012. The FRoG vision celebrates the vitality of the Rouge River as a natural, economic and cultural resource for our entire region. The Fort Street Bridge Park project grew out of this ongoing collaboration.

Rebirth on the Rouge

The host communities along the Rouge River, from Northwest Detroit to Delray and Boynton/48217 have by and large been excluded from high profile park projects and design efforts taking place in Detroit. This afternoon gathering at the 100-year-old Carbon Athletics Club will feature presentations of design projects along the Rouge River and a visit to the Fort Street Bridge Park. We will consider design as means of achieving environmental justice goals, including over-exposure to environmental pollution and under-access to natural amenities or green spaces. At the same time, we will celebrate the rich mix of culture and history and the vibrant communities (both human and natural) which still define the Rouge River watershed.

Links & Social



Sunday, Sep. 29th


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Carbon Athletics Club

111 Gates Street. Detroit, MI 48209

Category: Experience