Goddard Memorial State Park
|Goddard Memorial State Park|
|Rhode Island State Park|
|Named for: Col. Robert Goddard|
|Elevation||39 ft (12 m) |
|Area||490 acres (198 ha) |
|Management||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation|
|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. 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.
- "Goddard Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Goddard Memorial State Park History". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- "Goddard Memorial State Park". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- Church, Chris (January 31, 2014). "Mysterious rune stone moving to Goddard Park". Independent RI. Retrieved 9 February 2014.