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Water Place Park and Riverwalk

Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
+1 401-421-8877
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City life

Water Place Park is a great time at night to take in the sights. On the weekends there is always... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cumberland, Rhode Island
So, this is really urban revitalization done right!

This area of Providence is a must see for all newcomers, and is the center of city life for those... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
Downtown Providence
+1 401-421-8877

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Water Place Park is a great time at night to take in the sights. On the weekends there is always something to look at and to do.

Thank gcd075
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area of Providence is a must see for all newcomers, and is the center of city life for those who dwell here! The panoramic views, features such as, restaurants, coffee shops, canoeing, and, when waterfire is happening, simply confirm my statement! Walking through it's...More

Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Providence specifically to see the water fires. What a beautiful city! We had a great dinner at Luxe Burger which is very near by and easily accommodated our party of 17. Then we walked along the river, enjoying the street fair, performers, and...More

1  Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 10 July 2017

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 4 July 2017

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 28 June 2017

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 27 June 2017

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 22 June 2017 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
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5 August 2017|
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Response from Robert E | Reviewed this property |
I usually park on the street up on College Hill, but I have also used the big downtown garage. Both involve a little walking, which isn't unpleasant. I've also taken the R Line bus from Pawtucket. Eating in the good... More
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