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Water Place Park and Riverwalk

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Address: Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: +1-401-421-8877
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Watch a street artist sketching the city, enjoy a lovely stroll by the...

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 of Providence's downtown area.

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Wish I could see it at night

I ended up in Rhode Island somewhat unexpectedly this past week and decided to use the opportunity to explore the Providence River Walk. It made for a nice afternoon. I knew... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Thomas V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I ended up in Rhode Island somewhat unexpectedly this past week and decided to use the opportunity to explore the Providence River Walk. It made for a nice afternoon. I knew nothing about the area before that morning but having now worked my way through the heart of it I can safely say that it is worth checking out if... More 

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Thank Thomas V
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice area in Downtown Providence. It's a nice place to take a leisurely stroll . lots of different types of people use this area.

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Thank KABBANG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful night at water fire they let the city have so much fun they like the river with fun fire and a beautiful display it was so relaxing and romantic

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Thank Deanna F
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its my understanding that this river was previously covered and exposured as part of the city's refurbishment in the 1990s. They did a nice job. The tiles under the bridge may be the best part. You'll get a great view of Water Place Park and the Riverwalk from the mall. But the best time to visit would be for Water... More 

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Thank phillys53933
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting by the river. We relaxed and enjoyed this beautiful location with locals at a free Summer concert overlooking the river. Great way to spend an evening.

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Thank jeffreyrsears
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Water Place Park is just as the name implies, a park divided by a river in the middle of downtown that allows you to forget that you are in the city. A place where you can walk, talk, and relax. If you get hungry along the way there are plenty of places to stop and eat.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked along the river walk as they were preparing for the firewater event that would be taking place that evening. It was peaceful. The walk was very clean. We enjoyed the posters showing the history of the riverwalk over the centuries. We also appreciated how the volunteers took such great care as they were setting up. There seemed to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We strolled along the Riverwalk during the WaterFire festival. It was lovely, and offers plenty of seating along the walk. The chandeliers along the walk are a nice touch, and the hand-painted tiles by local children were touching as well. We were incredibly shocked by how much marijuana was being smoked along the Riverwalk, even while so many families and... More 

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Bristol, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

took a morning stroll with my wife along one side of the river, many very old buildings of varied architectural styles beautiful flower plantings along the walk as well.

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Thank Edward P
Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Yeah, not really too exciting, but I love being able to walk down by the river, and when they have the fires on the water on special weekends, it's worth going down to see it. It could be cleaner; we could have no problems in an urban environment, but hey--it's safe enough to walk around, there are some cafes and... More 

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