If you visited Biltmore Park this month, you may have noticed that something feels different.
Downtown Providence continues to face parking challenges and for many years, the brick walkways of Biltmore Park were allowed to serve as unofficial parking spaces for a variety of vehicles. This situation detracted from the park’s tranquility and never allowed it to blossom as a usable public space.
Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy has long advocated for removal of vehicles from Biltmore Park. Serving as the voice of the public, we championed the cause at City Hall and worked with partners to suggest alternative solutions. This month, we are pleased to announce that our hard work has paid off!
Stroll through Biltmore Park and you will no longer find a single car on the bricks. Our partners at Providence Parks and Recreation installed new bollards that only allow vehicle access during emergencies or permitted events. Going forward, Biltmore Park is a car park no more.