Parks 

 

RIDEM ....................... 222-2632

www.riparks.com

Provides information on state parks, playgrounds and beaches in Rhode Island, including pavilion rental fees and information.

                      

 

Providence & North

 

Blackstone River State Park    

Lower River Rd., Quinnville

Open daily, dawn to dusk. A park on the banks of the Blackstone River, with canoeing, boating, a fishing area, walking trails and historic walking tours. A portion of the river was used to create a canal, completed in 1828.

 

Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park - Glocester Rec. ............... 568-2085

RT 44, Glocester.  Swimming, picnicking, cross-country skiing, hiking, camping.

 

Diamond Hill Park ............... 334-9996

www.Cumberlandri.org

Route 114, Cumberland. Wooded park with fields for sports and games, picnic areas, and hiking trails.

 

Lincoln Woods State Park ............... 723-7892

Route 123, Lincoln.  Open daily, dawn to dusk. 627 acres, featuring a beach w/facilities, ball fields, naturalist observation area, and 10 miles of trails for hiking/horseback riding.

 

River Island Park ............... 762-6400

Bernon Street, Woonsocket. Open daily dawn to dusk.  Only blocks from the center of Woonsocket, yet it boasts quiet walking trails, a scenic overlook and canoe launches.

 

Roger Williams Park ............... 785-9450

www.rwpzoo.org

1000 Elmwood Ave., Prov.  Open daily, year-round, 7am-9pm. This 430-acre park contains a zoo, landscaped grounds, gardens, paddleboats, a carousel, historic buildings.

 

Valley Falls Heritage Park ............... 728-2400

www.cumberlandri.com

Route 114, Cumberland 

Historic, education site with scenic views along the Blackstone River.

 

Waterplace Park and  Riverwalk ............... 680-5759

Memorial Boulevard, Prov.  This park sits on 4 acres and features cultivated trails with Venetian-style footbridges. Water excursions.

 

East Bay

 

Beavertail State Park

(in season) .... 423-9941/884-2010

Beavertail Road, Jamestown.               

153 acres located in Jamestown has some of the most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline. Beavertail’s most popular activity is sightseeing, from the comfort of a vehicle, in one of the four overlooks or on foot, from the rocky coastline. Beavertail also provides some of the best saltwater fishing in the area, along with hiking trails, and a naturalist program that attracts thousands of people each year.

 

Brenton Point State Park ............... 847-2400

Ocean Dr., Newport.  88 acres, picnic areas, fishing, 2 miles from Fort Adams State Park.

 

Colt State Park ............... 253-7482

Route 114, Bristol.  Open year-round. A 464-acre state park on the shore of Narragansett Bay, with four miles of hiking and biking trails, gardens, 10 playing fields and 6 picnic groves. Fishing, concerts and naturalist programs in season.

 

Fort Adams State Park ............... 847-2400

Ocean Drive, Newport

Open year-round, dawn to dusk. An active military fort from 1799 to 1945, Fort Adams sits on over 21 acres. The original defenses still present include height walls, powder magazines, 3 tiers of guns and cannons, and listening tunnels. The park also includes a picnic area, beach, boat launches/fishing piers.

 

Fort Barton Park ............... 625-6780

Highland Road, Tiverton

Historic site also has observation tower and 3 miles of nature trail walks, including a wild plant trail.

 

Fort Getty ............... 423-7211

Fort Getty Rd., Jamestown (on the west side of Conanicut Island).  32 acres, camping, boating, fishing, picnic tables, pavilion, fields, rocky beach, sand volleyball, playground.

 

Fort Wetherill State Park ............... 423-1771

Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown

The park offers spectacular views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay from its location on 100-foot granite cliffs. Salt water fishing, scuba diving, and picnicking available.

 

Haines Memorial State Park ............... 253-7482

Route 103, East Providence.  Home to baseball fields, a large picnic area, and a boat ramp. The East Bay Bike Path runs through the park for those looking for a longer bike ride.

 

 

West Bay & South County

 

Arcadia Management Area ............... 539-2356

Main access is off Rt. 165.

Arcadia Management Area covers W. Greenwich, Hopkinton, and Richmond, approximately 1,400 acres, fishing, horseback riding, swimming at beach pond, picnic tables at Browning Mill Pond.

 

Burlingame State Park ............... 322-8910

Route 1, Charlestown.  A 2,100-acre set in woods, swamps and rocky ridges. Fishing, swimming, camping, concerts, snowmobile, trails.

 

Buttonwoods Park

Asylum Rd., Warwick City Park

126 acres, beach, biking and nature trails, shelters, outdoor in-line skating rink, softball field.

 

Fishermen’s Memorial State Park ............... 789-8374

RT 108/1011 Pt. Judith Rd., Narragansett.  Playground, tennis, basketball, 1 mile from Block Island Ferry and State beaches.

 

Goddard Memorial State Park Office (year round) ............... 884-2010

Ives Road, Warwick.  Beach, horse and walking trails, forest areas, a 9-hole golf course, picnic/grilling areas, and performing arts venue.

 

Meshanticut Park 

Off Cranston St., near RT 5, Cranston. 32 acres, fishing.

 

Ninigret Park ............... 364-1222

www.charlestownri.org

Route 1A, Charlestown.

Open daily, dawn til dusk. 172 acres featuring bike paths, tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, disc golf, picnic areas, swimming pond and the Frosty Drew Memorial Nature Center with trails.

 

Old Mountain Field ............... 789-9301  

www.southkingstownri.com

Kingstown Rd., S. Kingstown.  Over 60 acres with baseball/ softball fields, basketball courts, nature trails, picnic area, playground, restrooms, tennis courts, in-line skating, skate park.

 

Tuckertown Park ............... 789-9301

www.southkingstownri.com

Tuckertown, Rd., S. Kingstown.

This handicapped accessible park (65 acres) has it all -- baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, nature trails, picnic area, playground, restrooms, tennis courts.

 

White Mill Park ............... 568-9470

Route 100, Pascoag.  Open year round. The mill was finished in 1834. The original structure burned to the ground and rebuilt in 1895. Fine example of the 19th century water-powered mills, which formed the backbone of the New England economy over a century ago.

 

Wilcox Park ............... 596-2877 x334

71 1/2 High Street, Westerly

Open year round, dawn - 11 p.m. The park features dozens of specimen trees, shrubs and flower beds, along with a pond, fountain and monuments. Breathtaking in May - July and the perfect spot for a stroll.

 

And Nearby ...

 

Covel Estates Park

Off Milford Rd. in Swansea, MA  Tennis courts, ball fields, and playground.

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