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Hello and welcome to the Wickenden Area Merchants Association (WAMA)


Wickenden Street in Providence, Rhode Island is a popular destination for families, students of the area's colleges and schools, locals and tourists alike. The street is surrounded by universities, including Brown University, RISD, and Johnson & Whales University, making for a vibrant, ever-changing community.

The Wickenden area has numerous independent shops, art galleries, salons, pubs and restaurants that are popular among local artists, professors, and students.

Our mission at WAMA is to promote businesses in the Wickenden area and provide the local community with a pleasant and memorable experience when visiting our little slice of Providence.


There are no parking meters on Wickenden Street and plenty of accessible side streets to park on during busy days.


There is a pedestrian bridge at the corner of George M Cohan Blvd. and East St. that leads to India Point Park. The park is a wonderful place to walk along the water or lay out on the grass. There are many events held at India Point Park through the warm weather months of the year, The park includes Brown University’s Marston Boathouse, the Newport Ferry dock, and a soccer field.


The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel is located on India St. across from the park and is a great place to stay to enjoy Providence and the Wickenden area. There are more hotels located in Downtown Providence that are a short walk to Wickenden St.

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