July 10, 2020
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Council President Sabina Matos, Councilwoman Rachel Miller, Councilman John Igliozzi and Executive Director of the Federal Hill Association Rick Simone to announce the reopening of the DePasquale Square foundation after major renovation efforts.
First built in 1981, the iconic fountain in DePasquale Square serves as the beating heart of one of the best-known culinary and cultural districts in Providence. Recent restoration efforts were funded by the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and the Providence City Council’s Neighborhood Improvement Fund (NIF), preserving the shape and iconic image of the fountain after a full evaluation in 2019.
The reopening of the fountain also coincides with Atwells Avenue’s recently launched dining concept, created in response to COVID-19, which expands the footprint of local restaurants while increasing pedestrian flow along this major corridor. More information on dining and the world-class experiences found in Federal Hill can be found online.
The ceremony included a brief speaking program and officially turning on the fountain.