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“the river”(36 reviews)
“fire works”(2 reviews)
“nice walk”(7 reviews)
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...more
Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
Downtown Providence
+1 401-421-8877
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All reviews the river fire works nice walk waterplace park beautiful area water fires fire show leisurely stroll sunny day heart of downtown nice park walk around state house waterfire event gondola lighting
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

Providence's Water Place Park and Riverwalk was a pleasant discovery, even in the winter. I can imagine enjoying summer time dining here with the river fire and gondolas. Will return again in warmer weather to check it out when outdoor dining is open. All cities...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan S
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I love this area, even when it’s not the summer time with the water fires. This area is just as festive in the winter time with colors and lights. Of course, the best time to do the Riverwalk is in the summer time when music...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

We were here for the PPAC 90th year celebration, which ended at the Water Place Park and Riverwalk with a band and musical concert as well as a 5 minute full blast fire works display

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven D
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Upon our arrival, we asked the hostess at our hotel for some suggestions. She suggested Fire Water at River Place Park. It was an amazing display of fire on the water with beautiful music. Loads of families having a lovely time. A must see

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Lovely place for a stroll around the city of Providence. We spent a few hours walking round the city, on a walk recommended by the local tourist office. The riverwalk is a great way to see the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davival
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This beautiful urban park was created by changing the course of rivers and train tracks running through the city, and it helped usher in a true renaissance for Providence when the city needed it most. Now it’s the site of WaterFire, the city’s signature event,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Providence has done an amazing job on the Riverwalk. Beautifully connects businesses and activities to the river. Wonder place to run early mornings or just a stroll. If you’re lucky enough to experience Water Fire you will be in awe. Kettles of Fire on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DarylN
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I just moved the location marker -- I don't know if it will stick. Water Place Park is on the north side of the river. It is an urban green space on a grassy hill overlooking the water. Nice place to just stroll or rest...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank garygDC
Reviewed 24 July 2018

It gets super crowded but that's because the performances and music are great. The park is lovely by day and by night. Providence has done anice job.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mjacobs
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this location and watched the gorgeous display of fire strategically placed on the river. It’s a mesmerizing, artistic show!

Date of experience: August 2017
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13 May 2018|
Response from 941debwagner |
There was one last night and they only happen once a month. Not sure how you find the schedule. Get there early. Maybe Uber so you don't have to deal with parking
Sara E
8 April 2018|
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+
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