Washington Park, Providence, Rhode Island
Washington Park spans the southeastern part of Providence.
Washington Park contains Fields Point, home to Save the Bay. It also includes the Port of Providence and the Harborside Campus of Johnson & Wales University. Much of the area is residential along the side streets off Broad street and Narragansett Boulevard. 
Washington Park gets its name from a horse racing track built by Edward Babcock and his son William in the mid-1800s (and stood until at least 1884), on farmland between the water and Broad Street. Houses started being built in the area in the late 1800s through the 1940s. After World War I and World War II, industrial development grew along the waterfront, which increased demand for housing.
- Hill, John (9 February 2017). "Neighborhood of the week: Washington Park is home to city jewel, gift of the founder's family". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
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