Goddard Memorial State Park

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Goddard Memorial State Park
Rhode Island State Park
Named for: Col. Robert Goddard
Country  United States
State  Rhode Island
County Kent
City Warwick
Elevation 39 ft (12 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°39′31″N 71°26′16″W / 41.65861°N 71.43778°W / 41.65861; -71.43778Coordinates: 41°39′31″N 71°26′16″W / 41.65861°N 71.43778°W / 41.65861; -71.43778 [1]
Area 490 acres (198 ha) [2]
Opened 1930
Management Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation
Location in Rhode Island
Website: Goddard Memorial State Park

Goddard Memorial State Park is an urban state park occupying 490 acres (200 ha) 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.[2] The park features a nine-hole golf course, an equestrian area with 18 miles (29 km) of bridle trails, swimming beach, canoeing area, picnicking facilities, game fields, and a performing arts center.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Goddard Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Goddard Memorial State Park History". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Goddard Memorial State Park". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 

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