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Riverwalk Restoration Project

  • Providence, RI, 02903 United States (map)

In 2017, over 200 DNA volunteers, along with the Providence Parks Department, helped to transform over a mile of our Riverwalk (from the Hurricane Barrier to the gondola docks in Waterplace Park) by replacing all of the broken/missing cables, and by sanding and painting over 400 railing pillars, light poles, and benches. The transformation has been incredible and to date, we have saved the City of Providence an estimated $200,000 in labor costs! 

We are excited to announce that we have changed our August 28th Riverwalk Restoration Project date to Saturday, September 1st so that our friends at the Rhode Island School of Design Pre-Orientation Service Experience ( can join us! Rhode Island School of Design will be sending approximately 50 freshman students to help us remove stickers, paint railings, benches, and lamp posts in the basin of Waterplace Park. This is also a great opportunity for you to share your Providence experiences with these new residents and speak with them about living and playing in downtown. Please join us in welcoming them to our beloved city!

We will meet at the kayak docks in the basin of Waterplace Park. (10 Memorial Blvd.)

We have ambitious plans for the entire spring/summer/ we hope to see you all out there having some fun, supporting our efforts and lending a hand! Please register at so that we can plan our supplies. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Earlier Event: August 14
DNA Monthly Meeting
Later Event: September 5
DNA Monthly Meeting