East and West Park
Providence, Rhode Island
BETA has been involved with the relocation of I-195 for the past five years, and two project managers have worked on both the I-195 Relocation and the River Relocation project for over 20 years. The focus of our work was and continues to be a series of parks, multi-use trails, and new streetscapes. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, BETA is responsible for all riverfront treatments of the East and West Parks, pedestrian bridge landings, and the design of the East Park. Construction is scheduled to start in 2016.
Park elements include native landscaping, rain gardens, sustainable design, salt marsh restoration, urban meadow, ADA access, boardwalk, shared use path, passive play elements, pergola, seating areas, interpretive elements, riverwalls, and a kayak landing.