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An orange, wintery sunset reflects off the river as it flows over a low-head dam in a snowy landscape beside a red mill building and chimney.

Blackstone River Valley NHP General Management Plan

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Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park is in the process of developing a General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for the park. The park has released both the plan and the draft environmental assessment for public review and comment. The comment period will run from 9/11/2023 - 10/11/2023.

The Park's General Management Plan will:  
- Identify management zones and desired conditions for natural and cultural resources,
visitor experiences, and opportunities, and facilities or services; 
- Indicate types and intensities of development (including visitor circulation and
transportation patterns, systems, and modes) associated with public enjoyment and use
of the area;  
- Ensure that the park has a clear vision and direction for visitor use, access, and
experience; and 
- Consider 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