India Point Park | Kids Out and About Providence

India Point Park

Address: 
201 India St
Providence , RI , 02903 41° 49' 2.118" N, 71° 23' 25.2384" W
Contact name: 
Patti Phillips
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India Point Park is a park in the Fox Point neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island at the confluence of the Seekonk River and Providence River. It Includes a playground with ropes and swings for more challenging players as well as a sandbox and swings for younger children. The park is situated along the Seekonk River with a lot of green space and a lighted walking path along the river. There are 2 boat docks--part of the Providence Community Boating Center--and a pedestrian bridge over Rt 195 connecting the park to the Fox Point neighborhood. India Point Park has a rich history as the hub of Providence sea commerce and in the early 19th century, it was even the location of the first Providence train station. Passengers would arrive from Boston by train and take a boat the rest of the journey to New York City. The pilings visible in the water are remnants of the warehouses that sprung up along the waterfront. As shipping declined, the area next to the river was mostly used as a scrap yard.

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