Central Falls, Rhode Island


Message from Mayor James A. Diossa

Thank you for visiting the City of Central Falls’ website.

Central Falls is a city rich in history, diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. I encourage you to visit Central Falls in person and experience our great restaurants and shops along our walkable business districts.

Our great city is home to nineteen thousand proud residents who are busy building a better future for Central Falls; a future I invite you to experience today.

With a proud history dating back to 1731, the City of Central Falls offers great opportunities for small business investment. Centrally located in southern New England with easy access to Providence, Boston, Hartford and Worcester, the city features low-cost mill space that hearkens back to its roots as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.

The city’s diverse population offers an abundance of cultural riches – culinary, artistic, linguistic and beyond. At the same time, this wealth of diversity also provides bridges to nearly 100 countries abroad, allowing the city’s manufacturers access to new markets as well as a myriad of sources of raw materials.

At the same time, Central Falls and its citizens are rediscovering the Blackstone River that cuts through the city, the original economic engine that powered the mills that line its shores. The Chocolate Mill Overlook Park was recently created to highlight the city’s industrial origins while also providing another entrance to the river for kayakers, nature enthusiasts and those looking for some quiet meditation. Likewise, the re-lighting of Cogswell Tower atop Jenks Park heralds the reinvention of our proud little city as a nimble innovator.

Nestled between the City of Pawtucket and the Towns of Cumberland and Lincoln, the City of Central Falls is also compact: its 19,000+ citizens inhabit less than 1.3 square miles, making it quite walkable as well as appealing for retailers. While at one time the city was the most densely populated city in the United States, it has since lost that distinction, as it has focused on creating community gardens and sports fields where unneeded buildings once stood.

Feel free to contact me by calling the Mayor’s Office at (401) 727-7474 or emailing me at mayor@centralfallsri.us.

Welcome to the City of Central Falls.

Thank you,

James A. Diossa



The Warrior Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2014

*Awarded this year by the class of 2004 through the Central Falls Alumni Association*

The Warrior Scholarship was created as a way to help alleviate financial burden for Central Falls High School students who have been accepted to or plan to attend an institution of higher education.  The scholarship is intended to seek individuals that exemplify the ideals that are aligned with the district’s mission “to develop its diverse student population into responsible citizens, effective communicators, innovative problem-solvers and critical thinkers who are able to fully participate in and positively contribute to society”.  Beyond demonstrated excellence in the classroom, scholarship winners will demonstrate a strong awareness for issues affecting their community, a commitment to public service, and a willingness to propose solutions to said issues.  Embodying, with fervor, what it means to be a Central Falls Warrior.

The Warrior Scholarship Application Form

SUCCESS!  Clean Up Central Falls: New Bins in Jenks Park

THANK YOU for contributing to Rhode Island’s first municipal crowd funding project!  Your tax deductible contribution has helped us purchase “one-of-a-kind,” steel trash cans and recycling bins in Jenks Park.

Check out the project: