We will be walking the Dequindre Cut, which is an urban recreational path that opened to the public in May of 2009, with a half-mile extension which officially opened in April of 2016. The path is approximately two miles long and was developed through a public, nonprofit and private partnership. The Dequindre Cut was formerly a Grand Trunk Railroad line and now is a below-street level greenway that features urban artwork and graffiti. Toward the end of the cut, you can even stop and use workout equipment placed for walkers and cyclists. Pretty cool!
The end of the Dequindre Cut runs off into the Detroit Riverwalk, which is heavily filled with beautiful scenery. While walking along the riverwalk you can walk out to a lighthouse, stop and play a game of volleyball, run through the water fountains, take a ride on the carousel, go for a boat ride, and even see Canada!
Walking the Detroit Riverwalk even leads you to the steps of the General Motors Renaissance Center (perfect for our automotive background).
After our walk, we will set up shop at a quaint pavilion area, where we will have lunch and determine the winner of our walk. We will deem a winner for the person who walks the most steps.
Detroit Dog Rescue is Detroit’s first and only no-kill shelter. They save the lives of dogs who are abandoned, abused, orphaned, and alone.
More information on their web page https://detroitdogrescue.com/
We encourage our colleagues to donate $15 to the office charity when registering for the walk.