Big Things Are Happening To The Grand River Here In Grand Rapids!

Big things are coming our way for the famous Grand River!

A River for All is a project of the City of Grand Rapids that includes the design of 6 opportunity sites along the Grand River and the creation of design guidelines. The design guidelines apply to the entire 7.5 mile river trail that will someday flank both sides of the Grand River from Riverside Park to the north and Millennium Park to the south.

Work on the $44 million Grand Rapids Whitewater project is expected to start, pending the approval of federal permits, in late 2019 or spring of 2020, officials say.

Pictures for the plans can be see below

David Marquardt, Director of Parks and Recreation for City of Grand Rapids, Matt Chapman, Project Manager of Grand Rapids Whitewater, and Tim Kelly, President and CEO of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., dropped by West Michigan Live to talk about the revitalization and what you can expect to see for the future of the Grand River