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Goddard State Park, Warwick

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Goddard Memorial State Park is an urban state park occupying 490acre along the shores of Greenwich Cove and Greenwich Bay in Warwick, Rhode Island. The grounds were once the estate of Civil War officer and Rhode Island politician Robert Goddard, whose children gave the land to the state in 1927 as a memorial to their father. The park features a nine-hole golf course, an equestrian area with 18mi of bridle trails, swimming beach, canoeing area, picnicking facilities, game fields, and a performing arts center.Plans were announced in 2014 to move the Narragansett Runestone to the park.
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  • My morning was filled with fresh air, fresh vegetables and happy faces. I was surprised to so many vendors in 1 place. Everything from fruits, veggies, baked goods (for people and dogs) as well as a f...  more »
  • Although we have driven through Goddard with a car, which is beautiful, most of our visiting is bringing our boat over and anchoring off the beach. We love anchoring, and swimming off the boat, or jus...  more »
  • I love driving through the park, stopping at different areas and playing in each one. Taking our dogs for a play in the park. Walking the riding paths and along the beach. I nice cool spot for a picni...  more »
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  • We went here to use the beach. The changing rooms were decent. The parking was free which was a big plus. The sand was very hot. I don't know if it always is or if it was just that day. It would probably be good to bring sandals in case it was not a one time thing. The rest of the property is beautiful. There is also golfing and horse rides. I can't speak to the qualities of those offerings.
  • My favorite park and beach! There are trails for walks, bikes, horses. Nice stretch of beach, and amazing scenery. Great boardwalk with park benches and gazebos for watching the sunset. Restrooms are conveniently close by, clean, and the facilities are open until sunset. Swimming is permitted in a select location near the lifeguard stands. Many picnic tables are available throughout the park. When in season, the farmers market is a neat place to stop and shop near the first of two park entrances.
  • Love this park! It's huge so you can always find a quiet space if you want one. There are plenty of picnic areas and lots of open space and lots of big old trees to set up under. There is one bathroom facility in the middle and one (kinda dirty one) down by the beach.The beach is much nicer than you'd expect this high up the bay and not crowded. The carousel house can be rented very cheaply for your family or corporate event and there is even a municipal golf course within the park. The only down side is the occasional idiot who thinks you want to hear their music blasting out of their car stereo but the park is so big you should be able to avoid such situations if you want. Oh, and you can take horseback rides on the trails in the woods too.
  • Beautiful public park on East Greenwich cove. Great horseback riding and walking trails in the woods along the water. I avoid the weekends crowds, but nice during the week.
  • Awesome state park. Love the Friday Farmers Market. Very nice beach.

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