Environment Council of Rhode Island

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River Island Community Park & Blackstone River Island Nature Trail

The River Island Community Park/Blackstone River Island Nature Trail accomplishes the City's goals to provide outdoor recreation sites while preserving natural habitats. The project, funded by local, state and federal grants, encompasses approximately six acres, which consisted of a former industrial building site. The rejuvenated site includes an exercise walking track and trails, a field house, a multi-purpose field, a pedestrian bridge extending over the Blackstone River to the island park, and a canoe launch. In a densely populated urban area, the City successfully developed vacant land while preserving riverfront and creating open space.

Award Type: 
John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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