Waterfront Park Planned for Portsmouth, RI

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EastBayRI.com: By next year, residents may be enjoying a public waterfront park at the site of the former ferry landing thanks to a land acquisition closed Monday by the Town of Portsmouth and the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT).

“A piece of Portsmouth history has been preserved for all to enjoy,” said Town Council President Keith Hamilton.

The deal involves just under 5 acres of property at the intersection of Bristol Ferry Road and Bayview Avenue that juts out into Mt. Hope Bay and features scenic views of the bridge and surrounding water. Most of the property is underwater, as the land was formerly the site of an old ferry terminal; the dry land is about 1.5 acres in area.

Read more about the public park planned for Portsmouth, RI.