Welcome to the Riverside Park Conservancy


Riverside Park is a lovely 18-acre wooded open space that rises from the Thames River to the Northeast New London neighborhood and the new Winthrop Elementary STEM Magnet School. Created in 1893, the park was a popular recreation spot - for games, picnicking, swimming and viewing the annual Yale-Harvard Regatta - for generations of New Londoners, until it became isolated due to the construction of I-95 and urban renewal. It remains a hidden gem whose unique landscape and sweeping views offer peaceful respite from the stresses of everyday life. Directions to the park.


Scenes from Riverside Park art exhibit


The 2017 "Scenes from Riverside Park" exhibit of plein air art was on display in the lobby of the Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, from October 1–November 5. Many thanks to Steve and Jeanne Sigel for offering New London's historic theater for this year's exhibit.

The opening reception was held on October 1, before the screening of this year's Manhattan Short Film Festival.

Several of the paintings were displayed from mid-November till the end of the year in the New London Main Street office. Though the public exhibits are over, you can still see the art online.

Visit our virtual gallery.