Providence Sights

Waterplace Park and River Walk

  • Memorial Blvd., Steeple St., and Exchange St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 07/11/2016

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Venetian-style footbridges, cobblestone walkways, and an amphitheater encircling a tidal basin set the tone at this 4-acre tract along the Woonasquatucket River near where it joins the Moshassuck to form the Providence River. In summer the park is a gathering place for free concerts. It's also the site of WaterFire, a multimedia installation featuring music and nearly 100 burning braziers that rise from the water between dusk and midnight on some nights spring–fall. WaterFire attracts nearly 1 million visitors annually.

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Memorial Blvd., Steeple St., and Exchange St., Downcity, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903, USA

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Published 07/11/2016


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