River Island Park
Newly developed River Island Park is part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Located on the edge of Woonsocket's downtown area, it combines city park amenities, such as attractive lighting, benches, and concrete sidewalks, with direct access to the Blackstone River for fishing, canoeing, or bird-watching. Boat tours along this stretch of the Blackstone provide an unusual view of the park. The handicapped-accessible overlook permits a view of the tiny island for which the park is named. At press time, plans were being considered for building a bridge to the island.
For more information, contact the city of Woonsocket, Deprtment of Parks and Recreation, (401) 762-6400.
Follow Rte. 146 North to Rte. 146A North to second set of lights (Park Avenue). Follow Park Avenue for 1.1 miles and turn left onto Bernon St. Bridge. Park is on left, just after bridge.
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