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Date(s) - 07/01/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

South Water Street Landing

Please join us for a relaxing paddle on the Woonasquatucket River through Downtown Providence this Summer. We invite you to come and see this beautiful stretch of hidden wilderness within our city. We will start at the boat launch on South Water St. and travel to Eagle Square. Along this route there are opportunities to observe diverse wildlife including Herons, Ducks, Cormorants, American Eels, Box Turtles and several species of fish. The trip will also pass by a number of historic sites which range in scope from the colonial to modern periods of Providence’s history.

Joining us on the paddle will be Alicia Lehrer and Lisa Aurechia; Executive Director and Director of Projects for the WRWC. They will be discussing the exciting plans for development of the Promenade/Kinsley section of the river which include; expanded and specially marked bike lanes, extensive green space and pocket park development, boat launches, increased pedestrian accessibility and much more. This is an excellent chance to see the “before” picture of this stretch of Greenway while learning about the positive changes that are on the way.

As we are practicing Social Distancing, participation in this paddle requires that you bring your own boat, paddles and Coast Guard approved PFD. While paddling advice is always available on our trips we ask that only paddlers with some experience join us on this outing to create the safest possible experience.

Following state guidelines for COVID-19:

  • Participants are required to pre-register for this paddle (10 person limit)
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Bring/wear a mask
  • Maintain 6 foot distance from other participants


  • South Water Street boat launch in downtown Providence, on the east side of the river, north of the Point Street Bridge. The approximate address for the boat launch is 251 South Water St., Providence.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to unload your boat and get ready to launch.


  • There is on-street parking right next to the put-in location. The fee to park at a meter is $1.25 per hour. It’s best to have some quarters ready just to be safe!

Please select one ticket for every person who will be coming, including children. This is a give-what-you-can event so select the price level that’s right for you.

Questions? Contact Amanda Blevins at ablevins@wrwc.org or Erik Talley at etalley@wrwc.org.


Bookings are closed for this event.