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Prospect Terrace Park Offers Commanding Views of Providence, R.I.

Prospect Terrace Park, Providence, R.I. (photo by Eric H.)

Prospect Terrace Park, Providence, R.I. (photo by Eric H.)

Providence, R.I., has seen an incredible resurgence in the past 15 years, complete with a skyline, a growing cultural and dining scene, restored hotels and revitalization of many neighborhoods. High atop leafy College Hill (home of Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design) — you’ll be able to see commanding views of  21st century Providence from Prospect Terrace Park.

Founded in 1867 and home to founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams, the views from this hidden gem of a park have surely varied through the years, but what you see now might be the most fascinating with the panoramic sights of the new and old city (from Providence Place Mall to the the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church), and its immediate surroundings with lovely 18th and 19th century homes. William’s tomb is located here, too, at the base of a dedicated monument.

Prospect Terrace Park is compact, but offers enough open space to make it an ideal destination for walkers. What a find in a state that isn’t known for its elevation!

Prospect Terrace Park is free to visit and located on Congdon St.

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