Update on Garibaldi Park

In Parks/Open Spaceby Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Image from Bing Maps A couple weeks ago a site fence went up around Garibaldi Park on Federal Hill (where the arch is). I recieved this notice from a tentant at West Exchange Center with an explanation of the work happening: Garibaldi Park Revitalization Project Sponsorship Opportunities The Omni Group is proud to formally announce that they have adopted Garibaldi …

Video: “The Porch” at 30th Street Station Welcomes You to Philadelphia

In Parks/Open Space, Videoby Greater City Providence2 Comments

For nine months now, Philadelphia’s awesome new public space “The Porch” has been flying under the nation’s livable streets radar. Installed next to 30th Street Station as part of a larger PennDOT undertaking, the project reclaimed asphalt from cars and devoted it to people. The Porch provides a great place to meet up, and it shows what American cities can …

Roger Williams National Memorial Park Downtown Sunset Series

In Events, Parks/Open Spaceby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic dinner and sit on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy FREE concerts by some of the best songwriters RI has to offer. Also Narragansett Cultural Presentation by Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum (July 21 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.), Jessa Piaia will present a one-person interpretation …

Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

In Events, Parks/Open Spaceby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

The Providence Children’s Museum has scheduled summer playtime events at parks throughout the city through the summer. Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum! PROVIDENCE, RI – This summer, Providence Children’s Museum launches a new initiative to bring playful hands-on activities to public parks across the city – part of its efforts to advocate for and raise awareness of …

RIDOT announces start of work on Washington Bridge Linear Park

In Bicycles, Parks/Open Space, Pedestrians, Transportationby Jef Nickerson24 Comments

RIDOT is prepared to start work on the long awaited Washington Bridge Linear Park. The park is set to be built on remaining sections of the old Washington Bridge and will connect pedestrians and cyclists from Providence’s India Point Park to the East Bay Bike Path in East Providence. As a result of work, the current passage over the bridge …

Summer Solstice Celebration at Burnside Park, June 23

In Arts, Downcity, Events, Food, Parks/Open Spaceby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

It’s nearly time for the return of Burnside Park beer gardens, outdoor evening concerts and storytime mornings—along with a host of new programs starting this summer! On June 23rd, 2012 Greater Kennedy Plaza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism are kicking off the summer season with the 1st Annual Summer Solstice Celebration On the Plaza! A FREE, all-day …

The Providence Phoenix: At Kennedy Plaza, plans for rebirth

In Arts, Asides, Downcity, Parks/Open Spaceby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Officials have moved, with some success, to cut down on crime in recent years. And they have taken a few steps toward revitalization: a farmer’s market, a beer garden in the summer, repairs to the fountain in Burnside Park. But Kennedy Plaza is far from the civic hub the city’s boosters envision. And so it was with some anticipation that …

Roger Williams Park Ponds Restoration Public Meeting, November 15

In Environment, Events, Government, Parks/Open Spaceby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

The City of Providence and Narragansett Bay Estuary Program are undertaking an important new project to restore shorelines and water quality in the park ponds. The goal of the project is to improve and beautify the park for all its users; to improve the broader environment of the city; and to help restore Narragansett Bay.