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, where families can 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 11th to August 16th and parents must pre-register.

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 ($14 annually – people usually get the upgrade when they renew car tabs) 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:

Gabriel Richard Park // 7130 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Photo credit: Detroit Riverfront