Notice: Construction is ongoing in Riverfront Park and may impact some bicycle and pedestrian routes. Before you visit, please see the latest construction map for the best routes around redevelopment zones. Some attractions are currently unavailable due to redevelopment.

West Havermale

(Construction thru fall 2020)

West Havermale Location

Playground

Thanks to a community benefit grant from Providence Health Care, an inclusive play space for people of all abilities and ages is being built on the west end of Havermale Island in Riverfront Park.

With designs donated by Shane's Inspiration, an organization specializing in creating inclusive play spaces, the new playground features play elements for children of all abilities. The space will include sensory-rich areas for play, as well as quiet spaces for relaxing and exploring.

Studies have proven that integrated play helps develop:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Receptive communication skills
  • Cerebral functions
  • Physical strength, coordination and balance
  • Social skills including independence and self esteem
Playground Rendering

The theme, name, and more detailed renderings will be unveiled at a groundbreaking event in spring 2020.

The playground is slated to open fall 2020.

Providence logo

NOTE: A redevelopment bond funded Ice Age Floods themed playground is also under construction on the North Bank of Riverfront. Learn more about it here.

Other Improvements

Other improvements on West Havermale will include renovation of the Expo '74 Theme Stream, a signature art piece from Artist Meejin Yoon, a maintenance yard, and parking improvements.


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