PVD Boundaries Project

PVD Boundaries Project is a collective action to walk the perimeter of Providence. It is a perambulation of the city’s geographical edge. In May 2020,a small group of passionate walkers got curious about how each of us are relating to boundaries and borders. This moment is defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, national conversations about racial justice and equity, Supreme Court decisions about Immigration and LGBTQ civil rights. Borders are simultaneously personal and collective, ancient and iterative. So we decided to walk the boundaries of our own city, or as close as we could get. We now invite you to do the same-to walk or otherwise traverse the borders on your own. 

Nothing is required of you to participate in this project, it is flexible and ongoing. You can do it alone, or with a group of your choice. However, we would love to engage with you through social media and beyond. Where is the line between public access and private property? How do your personal boundaries limit your movement around the city? What path will you take?

Learn how to get started


use the hashtag #pvdboundaries
join/post in our Strava club
email us: pvdboundaries@gmail.com


PVD Boundaries Project is an initiative of WalkPVD. Project organizers include C.J. Opperthauser, Traci Picard, and Sarah Zurier. We are grateful to friends and family who joined us on our first circuit.


Founded in 2014 by The Wilbury Theatre Group, The Providence Fringe Festival®, a.k.a FRINGEPVD, is produced to nurture emerging and established performing artists by presenting fun, fearless and affordable theater to the community. FRINGEPVD creates ties between artists, audiences, businesses and local organizations, amplifying the vibrancy of Providence as a renowned cultural destination and an unparalleled place to live, work, and visit.

The PVD Boundaries Project is grateful to Wilbury & Fringe for providing a platform to debut this concept.