Blackstone River Valley NHP General Management Plan

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Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park has completed a General Management Plan, Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact for the park. The park has released the plan, environmental assessment, and finding of no significant impact under the documents section of this page.

The Park's General Management Plan accomplishes the following:  
- Identifies management zones and desired conditions for natural and cultural resources,
visitor experiences, and opportunities, and facilities or services; 
- Indicates types and intensities of development (including visitor circulation and
transportation patterns, systems, and modes) associated with public enjoyment and use
of the area;  
- Ensures that the park has a clear vision and direction for visitor use, access, and
experience; and 
- Considers ways to use preexisting or planned visitor facilities and recreational
opportunities developed in the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National
Heritage Corridor. 

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park owns and operates the three historic buildings of Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark, including the 1793 Old Slater Mill, the 1810 Wilkinson Mill, and the 1758 Sylvanus Brown House along with about three acres of land. In addition, the Park has a conservation easement on 85-acres of the Blackstone River State Park in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The Park boundary also includes four local historic districts within four unique mill villages in the Blackstone River Valley: The Ashton Historic District in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the Slatersville Historic District in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, the Whitinsville Historic District in Northbridge, Massachusetts, and the Hopedale Historic District in Hopedale.

Contact Information

William Eric Breitkreutz, Superintendent
Blackstone River Valley
National Historical Park
67 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860