Providence Sights

Waterplace Park and Riverwalk

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

Published 08/07/2014

Fodor's Review

Venetian-style footbridges, cobblestone walkways, and an amphitheater encircling a tidal pond set the tone at this 4-acre tract. Near the junction of three rivers—the Woonasquatucket, Providence, and Moshassuck—the park is a gathering place for free concerts and open-air ballroom dancing in the summer. It's also the site of the popular WaterFire, a multimedia installation featuring music and nearly 100 burning braziers that rise from the water between dusk and midnight. WaterFire attracts nearly 1 million visitors annually.

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Memorial Blvd., Steeple St., and Exchange St., Providence, Rhode Island, 02903, United States

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Published 08/07/2014


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