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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.
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  • This park has a lot of things to do, and a lot of space to do it. They have horse stables, a boat launch, a beach, a lot of grass areas, picnic tables, a lot of walking space, etc. Clean rest rooms.....  more
    This park has a lot of things to do, and a lot of space to do it. They have horse stables, a boat launch, a beach, a lot of grass areas, picnic tables, a lot of walking space, etc. Clean rest rooms.....  more »
  • PREJUDICE BEACH!!!!!!! This was my favorite beach but last time I was there (today)(08/06/21) two lifeguards told me no floatation devices cuz I was in a boogie board. However, I saw people on... 
    PREJUDICE BEACH!!!!!!! This was my favorite beach but last time I was there (today)(08/06/21) two lifeguards told me no floatation devices cuz I was in a boogie board. However, I saw people on...  more »
  • Beach with sand (natural debris and bottle caps in it), crabs, murky water, natural sea odors of decaying crab pieces, rocky ocean floor. Son in law freaked out, packed up his family and left. If you....  more
    Beach with sand (natural debris and bottle caps in it), crabs, murky water, natural sea odors of decaying crab pieces, rocky ocean floor. Son in law freaked out, packed up his family and left. If you....  more »
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  • It is a nice place but the reason why i am giving 1 star it is because the guard beach has came to me and my husband telling us that it is not allowed to use swimming floats to our baby because if she is unattended could lead it to the boats .but how can someone leave unattended an 18 month old when we both where there to play and stay with our child because both of us know that our child doesn’t know how to swim. It was no sense while 2 other people 10 meters distance of us where all time using floating devices and none of them went to tell them that wasn’t allowed.I am completely ok to not leave a child unattended but it wasn’t! Me and my husband where there with her and she was so happy being with us until they came and made us take it away ! My child was all day fussy because of taking it away ! I am so sad ! They destroyed our day today !
  • For the price of $15 this course is pretty nice. However their isn't a clubhouse or a restroom at the starter. Also, no driving range on the location so make sure you warm up somewhere else. I would go again because of the price.
  • Great place to relax and take pictures. Have a picnic. The farmer's market is one of the best ones. I don't recommend the horses. Stepping Stone is way better.
  • One of the most well cared for parks I have been to in New England. Goddard state park is both beautiful and spacious. It includes a beach, hiking trails, open fields that are maintained, horse paths, and much more. It is pet friendly! There were many activities before the pandemic safety regs, and I expect there to be many again soon. I took my partner there on our first date, and 4 years later we are still visiting for picnics and hikes!
  • Lots of trails and paths through the woods and over the beach. You'll get water views at some parts but it is mostly wooded scenery. Can get pretty muddy and wet in the winter/spring. It will scratch the itch to go on a hike, but Goddard is more of just a walk in the woods than a real hike. Nice spot for local nature.

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