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Water Place Park and Riverwalk

Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
+1 401-421-8877
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Water Fire by night and Beautiful stroll by day

Providence has done an amazing job on the Riverwalk. Beautifully connects businesses and activities... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DarylN
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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there is confusion between this Water Place Park and the Waterfront Park

I just moved the location marker -- I don't know if it will stick. Water Place Park is on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
garygDC
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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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"the river"
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"beautiful place to stroll"
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"luxe burger"
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"great walk"
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"waterplace park"
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"beautiful area"
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"fire show"
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"water fires"
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"leisurely stroll"
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"sunny day"
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"heart of downtown"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our evening began with dinner under the stars at the Pot au Feu Restaurant where they were celebrating Bastille Day (7/14) by blocking off the street and setting tables outside for a wonderful buffet dinner complete with wine and desert, all accompanied by live music....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, but brief walk along the river. Offered quite a bit of shade and a few opportunities to learn more about the city. We did not take advantage of the kayaks or gondola, which would have enhanced the visit, I’m sure.

1  Thank 294leag
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Great stop off in Providence. Gondola rides, paddle boats and kayaking. Very close to Providence Plaza and train station.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This was our first visit to Providence and we appreciated how walkable downtown is. Strolling in and around the park is quite pleasant. Also we liked touring the State House and reading the commemorative plaques of the memorials and history posted around the walk.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

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 28 May 2018 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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carolebY4204EJ
13 May 2018|
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Response from Debbie W |
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
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Sara E
9 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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