Portsmouth has land for a new park!

We need YOUR help to make it a special place today and for generations to come.

Project Overview

In January 2016, the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and the Town of Portsmouth partnered to purchase this unique waterfront property in Portsmouth, RI for the development of Mt. Hope Park, a new permanently conserved park land.  The van Beuren Charitable Foundation has given ALT funding for a master planning process to ensure quality design and planning for the park. 

Check this Website Frequently!

Here, you will find upcoming meeting notices, and can review and comment on draft materials or view past presentations and graphics.

What’s Happening Right Now?

Check this spot throughout the project to see the latest news!


CLICK HERE to see the Presentation, Display Boards, and Meeting Summary . The first Public Workshop was held Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  Thanks to the more than 60 people who showed up to learn more and share their thoughts - it was a great night, and exceeded everyone's expectations.

The project was officially kicked-off on Friday, December 16.  Learn more by watching this episode of Portsmouth this Week


Steering Committee

Aquidneck Land Trust

  • Charles Allott, Esq. – Executive Director
  • Alex Chuman – Stewardship Director

Town of Portsmouth

  • Gary Crosby – Town Planner
  • Kevin Aguiar – Town Council Vice-President
  • Doug Smith – Resident
  • Ken Alves - Resident

Consultant Team

  • Horsley Witten Group, Inc.
  • Woods Hole Group, Inc.
  • Bradford Associates, LLC
  • David Everett