The People for Riverbend Park Trust continues to operate during the COVID-19 crisis; check here for regular updates on the status of the park and ways you can continue to support us.

8/20/21 – Riverbend Park will be closed 8/22/21

Due to Tropical Storm Henri, DCR has announced that it will not open Riverbend Park on Sunday, August 22, 2021 for pedestrian and cyclist use. Memorial Drive will be open for vehicular traffic.  

3/26/21 – Riverbend Park will be open on weekends starting 4/10/21

We are delighted to report that DCR announced its plans to open Riverbend Park (close Memorial Drive to vehicular traffic) on Saturdays, in addition to Sundays, during the upcoming 2021 season.  Specifically, DCR will close Memorial Drive to vehicular traffic to allow instead for pedestrian and cyclist use on Memorial Drive, in Riverbend Park, from Saturday, April 10, 2021 through Sunday, November 28, 2021 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Many thanks to all of you who advocated for this change! Enjoy!   


12/22/20 – Memorial Drive will be closed every day from 12/24/20 to 12/28/20

DCR has announced that Memorial Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic from Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 10:00AM through Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7:00AM. Memorial Drive will be available for pedestrian and cyclist use during this period. Enjoy the holidays!


11/24/20 – Riverbend Park will stay open through December

DCR has announced that Memorial will be closed to vehicle traffic, and available for pedestrian and cyclist use on Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM through Sunday, December 27, 2020.  Please note that if the weather is poor, DCR may keep Memorial Drive open to car traffic. Check DCR's website for advisories, and sign up here for email updates.

6/20/20 – Riverbend Park now open on Saturdays


As memorialized by law, DCR closes Memorial Drive to traffic on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. from the last Sunday in April through the second Sunday in November.

We are delighted to report that in addition to the usual closing on Sundays, DCR announced that Memorial Drive will now be closed to vehicle traffic on summer Saturdays as well, during the same hours (11 a.m. until 7 p.m.), offering  more opportunities to get outdoors while still social distancing.

Wear a mask!

6/16/20 – the playlot is open!


DCR announced the opening of playgrounds to the public and opened the Riverbend Park playlot.  Please note that we removed the sandbox and other shared toys for safety and health reasons.  Please bring your own toys if you wish!  Thank you also for bringing them back home with you.

While you're there, check out the flowers in bloom! The lilies are especially pretty right now.


Ways you can help


The People for Riverbend Park Trust still needs your support to continue maintaining the park! 

Learn about ways you can volunteer or donate