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Water Place Park and Riverwalk

Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
+1 401-421-8877
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great walking views

very relaxing, clean, and scenic place to go on a run or walk, either alone of with company. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tatiana O
Elizabeth, New Jersey
beautiful place to stroll, people watch, picnic

this is a beautiful place to stroll, people watch, picnic, or rent a kayak. the stage at waterplace... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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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 of Providence's downtown area.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“the river” (28 reviews)
“great walk” (4 reviews)
“scenic walk” (2 reviews)
Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
Downtown Providence
+1 401-421-8877

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Reviewed 2 days ago

very relaxing, clean, and scenic place to go on a run or walk, either alone of with company. It leads you to the busy part of providence all the way to risd, and then closer to brown's campus. great place

Thank Tatiana O
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is a beautiful place to stroll, people watch, picnic, or rent a kayak. the stage at waterplace park often has free performances before waterfire.

Thank SeeSmellTasteTouch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Water Fire event and the canal ride was the highlight of my trip with my 3 grandsons aged 6-11-14. Can't wait to do it again.

1  Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a neat area of Provence. The area is clean and takes you through the Wall of Hope which was built in honor and memory of those that lost their lives on 9/11. Peaceful..

3  Thank Rhonda D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was okay. Nothing great. Visited here on a Monday. It was not crowded at all. For some reason the water level was low and there were some areas of the river that was dried up! Nothing really to do here on a Monday. I...More

2  Thank Neal F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walk along the river. Entered through a tunnel lined with tiles commemorating 9/11. Huge mall is close by. Took a small detour up into Brown University also. Very pleasant.

1  Thank lookin4luxury
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A hot day but a constant breeze made it bearable - great way to get 10,000 steps in no time! Appreciated the 9/11 tiles and misc sculptures. A quick hike up a hill towards Benefit st yielded impressive views and old homes to enjoy. A...More

1  Thank Mrbrowncanmoo
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I thought the lighting of fire on the river was very nice. Problem noticed, people came early for seats and late comers would just stand in front of them blocking their view. Should rope off a stand only area away from seats. It was just...More

1  Thank ShayShay62
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This feature is a noble attempt to make the most of the Providence River, which is more like a canal. There is a lot of concrete and stone, so the park is sterile, but it is lined with high-end eateries and perhaps in warm weather...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

You need to be there when they light the river on fire! As the darkness falls and the music rises, the boats pass by and light the braziers and magic ensues.

1  Thank Robert E
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17 May 2016|
Response from ReddyBro | Reviewed this property |
We went to Providence mid January so I have no first hand information but there is helpful info on the Trip Advisor attractions for La Gondola. There are also a web sites for Waterfire and Water place Park. La Gondola... More
21 July 2015|
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Response from Christopher F | Reviewed this property |
The Courtyard is right in the heart of Down Town Providence. Stay away from the commercial mall restaurants, and go explore Providences unique restaurants scene. The Roof Top at G Pub is a great place to see some nice views... More