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Water Place Park and Riverwalk

Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
+1 401-421-8877
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Great walk nice breeze pleasant views

A hot day but a constant breeze made it bearable - great way to get 10,000 steps in no time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Nice but too crowded

I thought the lighting of fire on the river was very nice. Problem noticed, people came early for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
West Haven, Connecticut
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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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“the river” (27 reviews)
“scenic walk” (2 reviews)
“rhode island” (5 reviews)
Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
Downtown Providence
+1 401-421-8877

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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Mrbrowncanmoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank ShayShay62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Dukesnyder
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
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to walk when the trees were flowering. Absolutely beautiful. Parking in nearby garage. We went during the day but want to go back up when the fountains light up.

1  Thank Smazzkand
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I'd go in summer or early Fall or a warm day in Spring. But a windy day in early April was too blustery, cold and empty for anything except to see the potential on a better day.

Thank John S
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Love heading downtown in the morning when the sun is coming up. The city is quiet and the views are beautiful. Water Place Park & Riverwalk are great destinations for a peaceful walk or a if you're up for something a little more intense... Try...More

1  Thank AJ907
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Wonderful location to take a stroll and talk with your spouse. Nice picturesque area for picture taking. Sorry I missed the water fire show. I know it would have been beautiful.

Thank TerrecaM
Reviewed 21 October 2016

scenic walk during the day.. but definitely check online for waterfire nights when the city comes to life with street performers, vendors, food, etc

2  Thank MakeupArtist40
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had a bit of trouble figuring out how to get onto the Riverwalk from our location in the city. But, once we found it, it was a lovely morning walk along the river. I imagine its quite beautiful in the evening as well.

1  Thank FloridaMomofToddler
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Going to Providence RI on June 19th through June22nd. Will they have the fire on the riverwalk during that time? Staying outside downtown Providence and need address where gondolas are.
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
staying at marriot court yard, wondering about parking. coming down on motorcycle, things to do.and placesto eat. coming down for wter fire 8/15
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