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 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.




After a two year hiatus due to COVID, Neighbor Day is returning to New London. And, after enjoying a community picnic at Riverside Park, visit nearby Fulton Park, where activities celebrating the unveiling of the new mural begin at 2:00pm.


2022 CLEAN-UPS at the PARK


As more Connecticut residents are vaccinated, we will be reinstating some of our outdoor events at Riverside Park this year. In order to help keep the park looking lovely, we have scheduled monthly clean-up and planting days. Please join us!


"SCENES from RIVERSIDE PARK" Online Exhibit



Because we had to miss this year's "Down by the Riverside" Festival, which includes among its activities an invitation to local artists to come to the park to paint en plein air, we have created an online exhibit of Riverside Park art created over the past several years.

The exhibit provides an opportunity to see the variety of views – of woodlands, water, plants, and people – and to trace the changes in the park over the past decade.

The exhibit will be updated and expanded as we receive photos of art created at Riverside Park during past festivals.