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One of our favorite family activities returns for another summer. Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront is a FREE program that encourages kids to have fun while reading in Detroit and registration for the summer sessions are now OPEN.
Reading and Rhythm on the Riverfront is held at Gabriel Richard Park, a large riverfront oasis, which allows families and children to physically distance. Families enjoy music, storytelling and story time, in person and projected on a large screen. Attendees also receive free snacks and a book.
45 minute sessions are hosted every Thursday + Friday at 10am and 11:30am from July 7th to August 12th and parents must pre-register one week prior to each session.
Gabriel Richard Park is located at the entrance of Belle Isle State Park and you should take the extra trip. A State Park Recreation Passport ($17 annually) is needed to drive on the island but then all of these activities are FREE! Here are our favorite activities to do on the island park:
- Dossin Great Lakes Museum
- Belle Isle Nature Center + Playground (!)
- Oudolf Garden Detroit
- Belle Isle Beach
Gabriel Richard Park // 7130 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
Photo credit: Detroit Riverfront
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..