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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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Beautiful location!

Wonderful location to take a stroll and talk with your spouse. Nice picturesque area for picture taking. Sorry I missed the water fire show. I know it would have been beautiful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Wonderful location to take a stroll and talk with your spouse. Nice picturesque area for picture taking. Sorry I missed the water fire show. I know it would have been beautiful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

scenic walk during the day.. but definitely check online for waterfire nights when the city comes to life with street performers, vendors, food, etc

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We had a bit of trouble figuring out how to get onto the Riverwalk from our location in the city. But, once we found it, it was a lovely morning walk along the river. I imagine its quite beautiful in the evening as well.

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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Nice area to enjoy the river. Very scenic. We enjoyed the stroll along the river. Wish we could have been here for the Water Fire lighting.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Was up labor day weekend. I did not have time to hang at the park area so I am not sure if there was any music. I did have lunch at Luxe Burger, a favorite of the JWU students. Our waiter was supper nice and cool. I can definitely recommend them for a yummy build your own burger!

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Visited the Riverwalk before going to dinner on a warm Sunday afternoon. You can park across the street in the mall parking garage - $2 for us. Little confusing to get from parking level to street - have to go thru mall. Not many people in the area, great place to stroll, sit, take pictures.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 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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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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