Rocky Point Scrapbook
Hi my name is eric pagano and I wanted to say Even though it was sad to see rocky point park in the condition that it is in I enjoyed the chance to see the historic land mark. I would love to see the park rebuilt with rides and attractions and to see the tax payees money go to good of the people and the future of our state and children. I no the cost of making this happen could be out reach but consider the revenue it would bring to the state and what it could do for businesses. I would to see come back for kids and families, there is not a lot to do in rhode island for kids.
MAKE IT PUBLIC
Whenever I give presentations on Rhode Island and mention Rocky Point, there is an audible 'breath' taken by the audience that makes us all alike for a moment in our remembrance of a truly enjoyable, memorable, and superior part of Rhode Island. Making the park open for the public to use will keep this monumental park's memory alive, but it also serves to show off the beauty of Rhode Island's coastline and the determined consciousness and caring of Rhode Island citizens.
My memories of Rocky Point started as a young child going in the late afternoon for clam cakes and chowder. Then started working there when I was sixteen in the Windjammer, Palladium, Shore Dinner Hall, and the amusement park. I remember the men working hard over the chowder vats to keep it coming for everyone in the cafeteria. Then having to carry the heavy chowder in the silver buckets with a bowl on top holding the clam cakes. Remembering all the good times with the wait staff at the end of a busy night at the Palladium – hanging out doing silverware and sharing stories, then leaving to find a spot for drinks and cards to wind down after a long day/night. I remember the entry sign the most – as it got old as time went on, but still held it’s charm. This is a special landmark that the Foundation can hopefully save and use to regenerate the old special times - make it a RI theme setting – it is a beautiful spot to keep us all from missing – create all that makes RI special – park, small shops with our special items here in RI to help keep funds raised, small food areas, somewhere to go, sit, eat and relax and for a lot of us – go back in time.
There are very few natural sites that seem far away but are close to the hustle and bustle of the cities. This land is very much worth preserving as open space for the public.
I enjoyed every time I went to Rocky Point as a kid and a teen. It was sad to see it close. As a parent, I wish I could take my kids there and build memories for them like I had the opportunity to make. Bring back Rocky Point!!
my family=aunt angie/uncle frank owned the rockets and whip =uncle henry the tumble bug=aunt annie/uncle manny the catapiller and kiddie land=dad joe caruso =was second in command of maint=his= dads last request was to have his ash,s spread there so we did/also uncle pete was the sign paint cousins connie richard(rocker dick caruso) patsey,bobby,jimmy &peter all worked as well as my sisters judith & ann the park at one time or another ==aunt mary book the show,s==the caruso family had deep roots in rocky point=shame what has happened to it joseph f joey caruso/sorry for any miss spell /and poor punc.as well ===
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
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