Joe Louis Greenway

The Joe Louis Greenway is a pathway that will unify Detroit’s neighborhoods, people and parks. Through this greenway, we strive to honor Joe Louis by providing equitable spaces through arts, programming, and economic opportunities for all.

Named after legendary boxer and Detroiter, the Joe Louis Greenway is a proposed 27.5-mile pathway for walkers, joggers, and cyclists.  It will connect to existing paths like the Dequindre Cut and the RiverWalk, and provide a safe loop around the city. The greenway will also connect neighborhoods and the cities of Dearborn, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. The Joe Louis Greenway will provide community spaces and outdoor activities for all DetroitersĆ

 

LISTEN TO A PAST COMMUNITY MEETING

 

APPLY TO JOIN THE JOE LOUIS GREENWAY ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Joe Louis Greenway Advisory Council is comprised of volunteers that promote the Joe Louis Greenway in their Detroit City Council District. Members share information about the project, help advertise public meetings, and share resources. Meetings are held once a month. 

If you are interested in becoming a member, please email [email protected]. Include "Advisory Council" and your Council District in the subject line. 

FRAMEWORK PLAN

The City of Detroit was awarded a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation which funded the Framework Plan for the Joe Louis Greenway. The Framework Plan finalized the route of the greenway, which was largely based on feedback from residents.  In addition to the route, the Framework includes recommendations for future land use, signage, green infrastructure, and public art. 

Overall Route

 

To those of you that provided input during the Framework Plan - thank you!  We learned from residents how important it is that they be involved in the design of the path through their own neighborhoods.  

 

PHASE 1 CONSTRUCTION

We are excited to announce the first phase of construction. The first three miles of the greenway are located on a former railway at Warren Avenue to Fullerton Avenue (see map). Phase 1 will include separate paths for slow and fast users (such as walkers and cyclists) and will provide safe street crossings and neighborhood connections.  

We anticipate construction to start spring of 2021. 

 

Phase 1