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Description - This information provided by www.riparks.com

Goddard Park’s 489.2 acres in Warwick has had a colorful history down through the years. As a private estate Goddard Park was richly endowed with spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species.

This wealthy inheritance of the State still largely remains in spite of the extensive damage caused by the 1938 hurricane. Located along two miles of Greenwich Cove, the park was formally opened to the public on June 1, 1930.

Today, Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Island’s most popular Metropolitan Park. Starting in 1979, the State has embarked on a major restoration of the park’s existing facilities including: it’s nine hole golf course, road systems, bathhouse and saltwater beach area, two restroom facilities, and maintenance facility. Work also included the renovation of the old carousel building into a new performing arts center, the construction of a new park entrance "fee" building, and also a new picnic shelter for large group outings.

Attractions - Restrooms, Restrooms for the Disabled, Picnic Tables, Fireplaces, Nine Hole Golf Course, Game Fields, Boat Ramp, Concession Stands, Bridle Trails, Carousel, Performing Arts Center, Picnic Shelter, Gazebo, Saltwater Beach, Bathhouse

Recreation - Recreation includes a 9 hole golf course and 11 game fields, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Windsurfing, Picnicking, Road Races, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Ice Skating, and Concerts.

Climate - The large bodies of water surrounding Rhode Island make the climate temperate, although high humidity does exist. Summer highs usually average near 70 degrees F, with a few days, usually in July and August, reaching 90 degrees. Nights along the water can be cool, but usually temperatures remain at a comfortable level near 60 degrees. Winter temperatures average near 30 degrees for daytime highs. Snow is often changed to rain as it reaches the coast and doesn't last long if it does fall to the ground. The wind can be bitter during the winter months so be prepared with a wind breaking jacket.

Location - Directions from Providence: Take Interstate Rte. 95 South, to Rte. 4 South, to East Greenwich exit, turn right onto Division Street, to Rte. 1 South, follow signs to Goddard Memorial State Park.


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Contact Information:
Goddard Memorial State Park, 1095 Ives Road , Warwick, Rhode Island, 02818, Phone: (401) 884-2010, Fax: 401) 885-7720

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Links:
Goddard Memorial State Park - Official site of Goddard Memorial State Park

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