Rocky Point Scrapbook
Please find a way to keep this location that so many have enjoyed available to be enjoyed by generations to come!!!
Rocky Point was an institution in Rhode Island, and the source of many fond memories for me. It was such a shame that a great landmark had to fall at the hands of mismanagement of funding. It would be great to see the area reopened, and I definitely admire and support what your organization is doing.
I remember Rocky point when i was 10. I am know 25 and am so glad i got to go. I remember i lived in West Warwick at the time and it seemed to take forever to get there. Just seeing the sign as we drove up excitement just took over!!!!
Like everybody else who grew up around there, Rocky Point means alot to my family. My Dad's fist job was waiting tables in the Shore Dinner Hall before WWII. And my folks and my Grandma who lived in Apponaug took us kids there just about every summer. It was magic.Its still a magic place to take in the amazing view of the bay. Hope it remains a public space forever. Thanks to all who have worked to make that happen!
Rocky Point is a part of my history and my children's history. Happy times, good eating, ocean views - so many moments of joy. Please don't let developers in to ruin the site. It can't ever be recaptured if it is sacrificed to the almighty dollar. Some things are more important than money!
I just wanted to add my support. I was at the outing Sunday with another grass roots organization that shares in the same vision: Rocky Point belongs to 'We The People.' I also want to echo the group I was with yesterday, Sunday, that RP needs to re-open as a theme park, with all of it's fanfare and history. Not to mention -- a much needed economic boost to this state and increased tourism. I would like to be in contact so please keep me in mind. Thanks, Matt
My first recollection of Rocky Point was back in the '50's.' My Mother use to tell me about having wonderful picnics down on the Rhode Island Shore with my Grand Mother and Grand Father. We were from Boston (Hyde Park). Back in the 1920's it was a five hour ride by car to Rocky Point. My Mother had one sibling (Aunt Dot) who also loved going down to the Rhode Island Shore on a hot summer day. She would tell me that they left in the dark and came home in the dark. Yes, it was a long day, but both my mother and her sister waited with anticipation for a fun day filled with food, drink, swimming, amusements and fresh salt air. During the 1960's (65-68) I was stioned at Quonset Point Naval Air Station. I married a women from Warwick, lived in Warwick, and had two son's. My boys both worked at Rocky Point during the '80's' on their summer vacation. This was a great learning experience for the kids and I was sadened when the Park closed. When my Grandmother was not feeling well and fading in 1968 My Mother and my Aunt Dot asked her if there was any place she would like to visit. Yes! She replied 'Rocky Point!'
This is a great cause. We need to make Rocky Point a public place.
Save the property for public use!
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