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.
2017 Down by the Riverside Festival
This year's Down by the Riverside Festival is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 16. Join us for a full day of live music, children's activities, plein air painting, plus a community picnic in the amphitheater. All activities are free and open to the public!
In the meantime, here are some photos from our 2016 festival!