This gigantic concrete expanse at the foot of Woodward Avenue stretches from Jefferson Avenue to the Detroit River. Designed in the 1960s as a civic space by Isamu Noguchi, it includes his unusual twisted spire and fountain. The plaza has a stage and amphitheater and is used for riverfront festivals on summer weekends, the Detroit Jazz Festival, and ice skating in winter. Hart Plaza provides access to a riverfront walkway; it's a favorite spot for fishing and it has a beautiful view of Canada across the river.
Earlier used as a site for army camps, this Fort Wayne Riverfront Park is now used for many events and concerts. It is a spacious ground along the river and was used for army parades earlier. It is one of the best venues to host shows and events with a beautiful view of the river. A major community resource in South West Detroit, the park can also be rented for community and social events. Part of the Historic Fort Wayne, it is a national registered historic site in Detroit.