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Water Place Park and Riverwalk

Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
+1 401-421-8877
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Providence city heart

This is one of the favorite spots in the city of Providence, RI. Summer is the moment of the water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AdaAlessandra
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Providence, Rhode Island
Beautiful!

Walked through here both when it was empty and when it was crowded. When it was empty it was nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mariah H
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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 good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
Downtown Providence
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+1 401-421-8877
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the favorite spots in the city of Providence, RI. Summer is the moment of the water fire, the Venice inspired water channel is enchanted by the fire coming from the artistic fountain crated along the channel per se. In this period...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked through here both when it was empty and when it was crowded. When it was empty it was nice to walk around an appreciate the views, the art, the bridges, and the architecture. When it was busy it was nice to see all the...More

Thank Mariah H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was nice that no one else was around. We have been to the fire water where it is packed. So we enjoyed the peaceful setting and seeing things we missed the last time

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a nice stroll along the rivers in Providence. Parts of the walk cross streets and certain sides are better when you get closer to the bay. We came during the early spring so not many people were walking and no shows going on...More

1  Thank pdxballard
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is acute area of providence. Across from the mall. It has great shows in the summer and beyond too. Just went to first new years ball drop and fire works show. Was really nice

1  Thank Luvingthelord
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is a nice area. The state house is nearby and the park is a decent size. We were able to find parking easily here and there are quite a few nice restaurants around.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

You get a totally different perspective of this area if you visit during the day when it's quiet and when there is an event. When it's empty you can still sit and relax and unwind in a peaceful environment, even though there isn't really anything...More

Thank Ali921
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The event was incredible, and the build up of the river area is impressive. Whether you want to take a walk by the river, or just take a seat and watch the water go by, the Riverwalk has you covered.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Beautiful area and walk that ties in nicely with a walk around the Capitol grounds. Plenty of restaurants and shopping.

Thank Cujoe
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

A very nice walk to do on a sunny day, the area is very clean and well presented with nice bridges and boats passing by. It is close by to the city and the train station as well as the state capitol building.

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Sara E
8 April 2018|
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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+
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capeanncondo
5 August 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
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