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Waterfront Park

Neighborhood: Upper South Providence
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Address: Providence, RI

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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Great place to walk and see art!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2013
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southern NH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would imagine when there are events going on this area would be packed, but on a warm summer night this is a nice safe area to explore. Head north to walk around the state house after traveling through the park.

Thank tltallen
Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I are waiting for the fireworks this evening. The locals said this is a incredible place to be for a wonderful display. We leave tomorrow for home in Florida. It's been an amazing experience visiting Rhode Island for us.

Thank louivilleslugger
New York City, New York, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice water front park, a little oasis in the center of the city of Providence. This park features a bridge called the General Pershing Bridge. That connects to the Union Plaza.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The picture and written address seem to indicate India Point Park (with a quasi-bay water area), but the map point to the place where you see Waterfire (definitely an artificial river area with stuck-up "racks" to put woods on it and make fire in some occasions). The latter is good to visit for both day and night, while the former... More 

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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.

Thank Chicago3rd
Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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.

Thank BlackJM
Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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

Thank proactivesoccer
north providence
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

Thank whomamamaria
Dayville, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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!

Thank Sherri P
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.

Thank Alnessa

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