Finding things to do in Central Falls

Central Falls, Rhode Island, although one of the smallest cities in the state, offers a vibrant community with a rich cultural tapestry. The city is known for its diverse culinary scene, where visitors can sample a variety of international cuisines, particularly Central and South American flavors, at local restaurants and food festivals. Jenks Park is a central feature of the city, providing a green space with the historic Cogswell Tower offering panoramic views of the area. Central Falls also hosts several community events throughout the year, including cultural festivals and parades that celebrate the city's rich ethnic diversity. These gatherings are not only fun but also provide insight into the community spirit that defines this small but bustling city.

So, let's check out Central Falls!

Central Falls

Shopping & Things To Do

Just north of Central Falls in South Attleboro, this shopping complex contains Market Basket, The Home Depot, TJ Maxx, and South Attleboro Station (part of the Providence — Stoughton Line via Boston MBTA).

An annual community event on the first Tuesday of August, located at Jenks Park. Family activities and games, food concessions, live music, and more.

A Christmas celebration outside of City Hall on the first Sunday in December. Watch the Christmas lights and decorations light up the evening sky. Free refreshments, holiday carols, pictures with Santa, and a beautiful walk through Jenks Park.

Recreation & Activities

River Island Park has 2.5 acres of open recreation space, including a paved running track, picnic tables, and grass areas for activities. The campground area sits adjacent to the park. It has access to kayaking, canoeing, or fishing on the Blackstone River. There are two communal campsite areas with picnic tables where campers can set up tents and campfires.

The Cogswell Tower is a historic landmark and known symbol for the city of Central Falls. It sits on Dexter’s Ledge, the highest point in the city. From there you can see south to the Providence skyline or north to Lincoln highlands. Jenks Park is a great place to walk, bike ride, have a picnic with the family, or attend community events throughout the year. Community events include watching movies at night and Shakespeare in the Park during the summer months.