Green Infrastructure Coalition, A project of the Environment Council of RI
Green Infrastructure Coalition

Project: Roger Williams Park

Image Credit: Dave Gerraughty

A small rain garden along the shore of Roosevelt Pond.

Image Credit: Providence Parks Department

Aerial view showing the plan for the Elm Lake area.

Image Credit: Providence Parks Department

Bioretention area at inflow into Polo Lake.

Image Credit: Providence Parks Department

Flume to direct stormwater to a bioretention area above Cunliff Pond.

Image Credit: Meg Kerr

The infiltration area below the Carousel parking lot.

Location: Providence Map It

Description:

Carousel Parking Lot
A bioretention garden was built to intercept and treat flows from a 1.4-acre area of the park.

Roosevelt Pond
Removed 40,000 square feet of road paving, installed walkway, rain gardens and shoreline plantings to intercept and treat flows from 3.4 acres of the park.

Polo Lake
Modified existing inlet structures and diverted storm flows to bioretention area to intercept and treat flows from 3.8 acres of the park.

Cunliff Pond
Removed 15,000 square feet of road paving, installed flumes directing stormwater from 3.15 acres of the park to a bioretention area.

Elm Lake
Removed 15,000 square feet of pavement and created a bioretention area and infiltration basin to intercept and treat flows from 22.2 acres of residential area east of the park.

Project Report