Community Updates

News and updates about Providence Innovation District Park

If you have any questions regarding the park visit our FAQ page, Contact page, or e-mail

Landscaping Improvements

Work will commence on May 23rd to add additional trees and plantings to the Park. The project is expected to conclude mid-summer.

Call for Curators and Programming

I-195 Redevelopment District is seeking proposals from curators, event organizers, and those interested in community programming for Providence Innovation District Park’s 2022 events season (April-December). To learn more or apply download the application here

Food and Beverage Pavilion

The Innovation District Park’s Food & Beverage Pavilion (Pavilion) is a proposed approximately 4,000 SF amenity featuring year-round dining, public bathrooms, and a small support space for park operations. The Pavilion is intended to activate the park year-round, serve as an amenity for park users and the surrounding community, and support the Innovation District’s economic development goals.

Preliminary Timeline:

Spring-Summer 2022: restaurant operator outreach and selection
Spring – Fall 2022: design
End of 2022: Break ground
Summer 2023: Pavilion opening

For more information on the Park Pavilion visit here.

Ice Cream

Tizzy K's Cereal Ice Cream has re-opened their shipping container storefront! The store is located in the park next to the pedestrian bridge along South Water street. Hours of operation and updates can be found on their website

Seawall and Riverwalk Extension

National Grid is currently rebuilding the seawall along the transformer yard located adjacent to the Providence River. Upon completion, Wexford Science and Technology, in partnership with the I-195 Redevelopment District and National Grid, will commence construction to connect the existing Riverwalk through the Park to the Point Street Bridge.

Previous Updates:

Peck Street Construction: The Peck Street completion construction project has concluded (the road adjacent to the west side of the park behind 200 Dyer Street). Fencing along Peck Street and the west side of the park has been removed.

Accessibility Upgrades: Construction to improve accessibility and comply with the American Disabilities Act along the Riverwalk pathways adjacent to the Pedestrian Bridge completed in the Winter of 2021. The pathway running along the Riverwalk underneath the pedestrian bridge is now open and accessible to the public.

Lawn Restoration: In Summer 2021 RIDOT completed work re-seeding the lawns on the west side of the park. In September 2021 RIDOT further re-seeded select areas in the lawn that require more germination. In the Spring of 2022 at the beginning of the planting season, The District also recently re-seeded the lawn where the Guild Beer Garden is located prior to the May 2022 opening date.

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