Press Release -- Riverside Amphitheater and Splash Pad Fundraising Campaign Now Underway

AH Community Foundation


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Media contacts: Stephanie Carroll, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6802;
Brian Marzolf, Recreation Director; 248.370.9353; 

Auburn Hills, MI—January 15, 2016—The Auburn Hills Community Foundation, dedicated to supporting the Auburn Hills Community, has officially kicked off a fundraising campaign for three new attractions at Riverside Park, located in Downtown Auburn Hills.  

“The Riverwalk project is intended to make a unique connection between Downtown Auburn Hills and two wonderful city parks along the Clinton River, said Kristen Baiardi, Chair of the Auburn Hills Community Foundation.  “The amphitheater, splash pad and plaza space will enhance both the aesthetics and the recreational opportunities already available. “ 

“Outdoor performances have always been something that we’ve wanted to bring to our Downtown.  With the addition of an amphitheater, residents and guests will be able to experience concerts, plays and other events” said Mayor Kevin McDaniel. “This is a great time for our business community and our residents to come together to be a part of something very special.”

Brick pavers are available for personalization starting at $100 for a 4x4 Quarter Grid.  These will be displayed prominently in the pavilion area of the stage.  Other brick paver donor levels include 4x8 Half Grid for $250 and 8x8 Full Grid for $500.  For the business community, additional sponsorship opportunities exist specific to both the amphitheater and splash pad; ranging from $5,000 and up to $150,000 for naming rights on the amphitheater.

If you are interested in making a donation, please visit the City’s website at or the Community Foundation’s website at  There is a wide-range of sponsor levels available to help complete the funding needed for this exciting project, anticipated for 2017 construction. 

About the Auburn Hills Community Foundation
The Foundation seeks to be the "Charity of Choice" for giving in the Auburn Hills community.  Our goal is to assist in funding deserving community endeavors not typically supported by the local government -- activities by community groups and service organizations that strengthen the entire community and that align with the goals and objectives of the Foundation.  The Board of Directors, comprised of leaders in our community, is entrusted with this responsibility.  The Auburn Hills Community Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization.  Your donation may be tax deductible.

About Auburn Hills
The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan. Home to approximately 23,000 residents, as well as a workday population of approximately 100,000, Auburn Hills continues to be a thriving global business address. It is home to over 70 international corporations and hosts the World and North American headquarters for numerous outstanding businesses such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Continental Automotive Systems, Faurecia, and BorgWarner. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at