The Rouge River Greenway is a proposed pathway running along the Rouge River corridor from the Fort Rouge Gateway (FRoG) Park north to Eight Mile. This greenway concept was first formalized in the our 2009 Greenway Network Vision. in 2018, the City of Detroit developed a master plan for the greenway.
The greenway would connect many assets and trails along its route, including:
- The Fort Rouge Gateway (FRoG) Park
- Iron Belle Trail and Underground Railroad Bicycle Route, both on W. Fort Street
- Rouge Gateway Trail and Hines Drive
- Parkland Park & Recreation Area
- Rouge Park
- Outer Drive Fullerton Park
- Eliza Howell Park
- Rouge Valley Parkway
- Old Redford
- Former Rogell Golf Course
- Frisbee-Pembroke Park
When will it be constructed?
A Rouge River Greenway study has been done as part of the City of Detroit’s Grand River/Northwest Planning effort. There is no funding identified to build the greenway except for the portion within the former Rogell Golf Course. There has been further discussions with the Old Redford community about potential bike/walk routes connecting Rogell, Grand River and more.
UDM Capstone Project
A University of Detroit Mercy Capstone project looked at the Rouge River Greenway with a focus on Engagement and Connectivity. They produced this final report in December 2018.