|Downriver Delta Greenways: The Downriver Delta Greenway is a project of the Fort-Visger Community Development Corporation in cooperation with the Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative.
The southeast Michigan 'Downriver Delta' communities of Detroit zip code 48217, Ecorse, River Rouge and Lincoln Park fall within the northeast corner of the Downriver Linked Greenways where the North-South Connector and the Rouge Gateway Greenway connect. The North-South Connector is a primary trail route of the DLGI that will connect Lake Erie Metropark to the City of Detroit along the Detroit River. As each community developed its own greenway plan, it became apparent that not all plans joined together at the city limits. To obtain a cohesive regional network, the communities collaborated to identify various gaps.
As trail users travel north from Wyandotte, the Downriver Delta trail’s primary route continues north along the Ecorse Creek to the intersection of Outer Drive and Fort Street before making use of the Fort Street Right-of-Way. Michigan Department of Transportation plans to construct a side path from Schaefer Hwy. to the Rouge River as part of a series of Fort Street improvement projects. The historic railroad viaduct and Bascule Bridge over the Rouge River will be remodeled to carry non-motorized traffic as part of this effort. Ancillary greenway corridors will stem from the primary trail along Visger Street and Electric Avenue to connect with Belanger Park, Edmond Fitzgerald Park and the neighborhoods of Ecorse, Lincoln Park, River Rouge and Detroit.
Allen Park Greenways:
The Allen Park Greenway is a project of the City of Allen Park in cooperation with the Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative. When completed, Allen Park Greenways will connect residents and visitors to parks, schools, shopping areas and neighboring communities.
Currently, trail users can access greenways near the Fairlane Green shopping center or Champaign Park using existing sidewalks. At Fairlane Green, they can travel the greenway path around ponds and through forested areas adjacent to local retailers. At Champaign Park, trails meander through the park between Allen Park High School and Pelham Road.