Rhode Island is known as the "Ocean State", benefits from more than 400 miles of shoreline, but in Pawtucket, and throughout northern Rhode Island, there are few opportunities for salt water fishing and boating, as the Pawtucket River was largely inaccessible to the community. To create more opportunities and provide public access and recreational amenities, the City redeveloped the former State Pier. The 5-acre riverfront site has been redeveloped into "Festival Pier", a public event and outdoor riverfront recreation park. Festival Pier is now a key asset for Pawtucket, providing fishing, boating, and other recreational opportunities for residents.
Read the following Brownfields Success Story fact sheet for more information about Festival Pier (State Pier), Pawtucket, Rhode Island.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Brownfields Success Story: Festival Pier (State Pier), Pawtucket, Rhode Island (PDF)(2 pp, 1 MB, April 2019, EPA 560-A-19-005)