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We were here for the PPAC 90th year celebration

We were here for the PPAC 90th year celebration, which ended at the Water Place Park and Riverwalk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steven D
Sun City Center, Florida

Upon our arrival, we asked the hostess at our hotel for some suggestions. She suggested Fire Water... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ginger B
Villa Rica, Georgia
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Watch a street artist sketching the city, enjoy a lovely stroll by the river past Venice inspired bridges or see some wonderful public art, all at this well-designed four-acre park and scenic riverwalk, considered to be the heart of the restoration...more
Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
Downtown Providence
+1 401-421-8877
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for the PPAC 90th year celebration, which ended at the Water Place Park and Riverwalk with a band and musical concert as well as a 5 minute full blast fire works display

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Upon our arrival, we asked the hostess at our hotel for some suggestions. She suggested Fire Water at River Place Park. It was an amazing display of fire on the water with beautiful music. Loads of families having a lovely time. A must see

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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Lovely place for a stroll around the city of Providence. We spent a few hours walking round the city, on a walk recommended by the local tourist office. The riverwalk is a great way to see the city.

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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful urban park was created by changing the course of rivers and train tracks running through the city, and it helped usher in a true renaissance for Providence when the city needed it most. Now it’s the site of WaterFire, the city’s signature event,...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Providence has done an amazing job on the Riverwalk. Beautifully connects businesses and activities to the river. Wonder place to run early mornings or just a stroll. If you’re lucky enough to experience Water Fire you will be in awe. Kettles of Fire on the...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2018

I just moved the location marker -- I don't know if it will stick. Water Place Park is on the north side of the river. It is an urban green space on a grassy hill overlooking the water. Nice place to just stroll or rest...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

It gets super crowded but that's because the performances and music are great. The park is lovely by day and by night. Providence has done anice job.

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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited this location and watched the gorgeous display of fire strategically placed on the river. It’s a mesmerizing, artistic show!

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Our evening began with dinner under the stars at the Pot au Feu Restaurant where they were celebrating Bastille Day (7/14) by blocking off the street and setting tables outside for a wonderful buffet dinner complete with wine and desert, all accompanied by live music....More

2  Thank BeachmanBob
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Nice, but brief walk along the river. Offered quite a bit of shade and a few opportunities to learn more about the city. We did not take advantage of the kayaks or gondola, which would have enhanced the visit, I’m sure.

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May 13, 2018|
Response from Debbie W |
There was one last night and they only happen once a month. Not sure how you find the schedule. Get there early. Maybe Uber so you don't have to deal with parking
Sara E
April 8, 2018|
Response from pdxballard | Reviewed this property |
It's just a matter of you'd like to make of it. You can start or stop any where along the walk. Your walking speed will dictate how long it will take if you do the entire route but I'd say one direction maybe an hour+
August 5, 2017|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
Well, you're probably already on your way, but parking in Providence is reasonable--IF you are not using hotel valet. I would try for the Biltmore garage, which is quite close to the action. If you wish to dine in a... More