5. Bill Clinton once gave a speech on the park grounds
On September 28, 1996, President Bill Clinton was on the campaign trail running for re-election and made a stop in Fall River. He spoke at Kennedy Park in front of a crowd of 25,000 people and his speech was well received. This appearance also produced the very first and likely last time a US President will ever utter the words, “Obrigado, Fall River.” Clinton went on to win re-election by a substantial margin.