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Riverside Park


  1. Bike Trail
  2. Fishing
  3. Parking
  4. Pavilion
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Playground
Riverside is a 16 acre park on the Huron River in the center of Ypsilanti, linking downtown and Depot Town. It is the home to various annual events, such as the Heritage Festival, ElvisFest, Michigan Summer Beer Festival, and several automotive events.  Between these events, it hosts activities such as bicycling, dog walking, picnicking, fishing, and sunbathing. The park is part of the Washtenaw County Border to Border Trail as well as part of the Huron River Water Trail.

A universal design play structure was installed in December 2018, in honor of local leader, Liz Dahl MacGregor.
Parking is available on the north end of the park, off Cross Street, just west of the river; parking is also available to the south of the park, accessed via an alley just west of 6 W Michigan.

Pedestrians and bicyclists may access the site from the two parking areas; they may also access the site via the Tridge to the north; Riverside Arts Center to the west; the staircase west of the river to the south; or the Ypsilanti Heritage Bridge east of the river to the south.