At 1:30 pm on September 25, 2023, the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) and Gotham Greens are hosting a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of the multi-use off-road path along the Woonasquatucket River behind Providence’s Gotham Greens building in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood. The Gotham Greens path, located at 555 Harris Street, offers new access to the Woonasquatucket River and will serve as a connector between the Woonasquatucket River Greenway and the Washington Secondary Bike Path. The Gotham Greens path also opens opportunities for critically needed flood and pollution control measures. As part of the WRWC’s innovative Community Action programs, riverfront residents are participating in the second phase of work on the Gotham Greens path, offering input and guidance to help make Providence more flood resilient.
Guest speakers, representing the partners who have made this exciting new addition to the Woonasquatucket Greenway possible, include:
- Governor Dan McKee
- United States Senator Jack Reed
- United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
- EPA Region 1 Administrator David Cash
- Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti
- Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Terry Gray
- Providence Mayor Brett Smiley
- Darcy Young, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
We are grateful to all project partners and funders and we look forward to seeing you at this ribbon cutting and celebration at 1:30pm on Monday, September 25 at Gotham Greens (555 Harris Avenue) in Providence!