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Waterfront Park

Neighborhood: Upper South Providence
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Address: Providence, RI
Activities: Walking
Description: Located next to Providence River Park, this four-acre park offers a scenic...
Located next to Providence River Park, this four-acre park offers a scenic mile-long walk plus a self-guided tour that visits famous city landmarks.
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Could be nicer!

I think Providence could make this walk a little more appealing. It is in a great place, and Waterfire makes it better, but it could be cleaner and more inviting.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2013
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Boston, MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This photo is from the west side of the Steel Bridge which Crosses the Willamette River in Portland Oregon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I think Providence could make this walk a little more appealing. It is in a great place, and Waterfire makes it better, but it could be cleaner and more inviting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Located downtown near the museums and RISD. Great for strolling along and enjoying a pleasant summers day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

a walking scenic area with lots of activities. Waterfire in season is an experience filled with people and attractions, food and drink, music. Very interesting. The walk leads to (or from) the Providence Place Mall. This is a nice safe way to go out for a walk.

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Dayville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Go shopping at the Providence Place mall during the day and spend your evening strolling downtown Providence during the evening hours! They have water fires on the river and it's just absolutely beautiful!

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I used to live in the city before all the renovations, so this was a treat to actually wander around downtown, with the river rerouted through it. Not during a WaterFire (which is also another wonderful experience), it was very open and quiet, allowing for easy strolls, a little sitting and easy access to everything without needing transportation.

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Providence River is a dirty thing...don't like the atmosphere...empty buildings and homeless people and graffii next to pricey expensive restaurants... just dont like it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

We came to Providence when the waterfront was covered over with concrete. Now we have a lovely park, excellent restaurants, and best of all - Waterfire, an urban event that's not to be missed.

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Address: Providence, RI
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Upper South Providence

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