Get warm and toasty on the riverfront this winter by visiting one of our new giant outdoor fireplaces at Valade Park! Open to everyone every Friday-Sunday through February, these oversized chimneys offer friends and family a place to safely connect and enjoy a hot beverage together.

For those seeking a private experience, we are also offering a limited number of private Fireside Happy Hours on select Thursdays in January and February. With a $1,000 donation to the Conservancy, we will reserve one of our fireplaces for you and your family, friends, or colleagues of up to 10 individuals to safely gather around. You and your guests will receive s'mores kits, hot seasonal beverages, and a chance to enjoy the riverfront together while staying socially-distant and warm!​​

Private Happy Hours are available January 14, January 28, and February 11 from 6-8pm. Time slots will be filled first-come, first-served. When you make your donation, please send us your first and second date choice in order of preference. We will reach out to you to confirm your date as well as day-of logistics.


Questions? Visit our Fireside Happy Hour FAQ page or contact us at