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Roger Williams Park Ponds Restoration Public Meeting, November 15

Roger Williams Park

Roger Williams Park Ponds Restoration Public Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
The Casino at Roger Williams Park
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
Hosted by the City of Providence and Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
Contact: Robert F. McMahon, Supt. of Parks, 401-785-9450

The Ponds: Roger Williams Park is the largest area of public open space in Providence—a regional resource and a neighborhood park, with more than a million visitors each year. The centerpiece of the park is a 100-acre system of interconnected freshwater ponds, created when the park was built, flowing into the Pawtuxet River and Narragansett Bay. The ponds are important for boating, fishing and scenic value, yet they suffer from persistent water-quality problems, caused in part by storm-water pollution from local sources and urban areas upstream.

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GC: Photos

More photos submitted to our Flickr Group by our readers.

Narragansett Electric from Hot Club
Photo © TheWoolverine

Moon over I-Way Bridge
Photo © TheWoolverine

Orchard
Photo © BlueisCoool

Point street bridge
Photo (cc) provbenson2009


Photo (cc) provbenson2009

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WaterFire 2

Waterfire © pupdadco from Flickr

Produce Warehouse area in 1996

Harris Avenue Fruit & Produce Warehouse in 1996 © e_pics from Flickr

Nightlight

Downcity skyline © Data Janitor from Flickr

Casino Royale

Roger Williams Park Casino © Data Janitor from Flickr

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Zoo!

Roger Williams Park Zoo

I went to Roger Williams Park Zoo with some of my family from the Cape, including my nieces (1 and 2 years old, their first visit). We had a great day, only had to duck under a roof for about 10 minutes to avoid some rain. We saw lots of animals and the girls were wonderful, only two bouts of crying (once for a banged head, and once for a skinned knee, valid crying reasons). I haven’t been to the zoo in years, what a great resource for us to have though.

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Photos by Jef Nickerson

The anteaters would not come out of their enclosure, boo! But we still got to see them through the glass.

The first Saturday of the month, which happens to be tomorrow, the zoo is FREE for Providence residents, so if you were looking for something to do tomorrow, there you go.

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