Rocky Point Scrapbook
I grew up down the street from Rocky Point as did my mother. I have sooo many fond memories, from my earliest memories right up until the park was closed. I would love to see it accessible to the public. I would love to be able to go there and walk the beach again. Thank you for trying to save this treasure.
I think everyone that lives in Warwick worked at Rocky Point at one time or another and I was no exception. It was a fun job and the people I worked with were great.
My first trip to Rocky Point as a child was in 1961 with my family. Twenty years later I brought my own children. Sometimes we'd just sit on the shore and share a bag or 2 of the famous "Rocky Point Clam Cakes" and have some very interesting conversations. It's amazing what children will talk about when in a relaxed setting like that! My prayers..let this peaceful place continue so I can share it with my grandchildren!
My parents and sister, Ernest, Alice and Constance Betters. When dad was home on leave from the Canadian Air Force in the 1940's. I hope these photos will find a spot in the Rocky Point scrapbook. I remember the drive to Rocky Point from Pawtucket and enjoying the salt water swimming pool. Then onto the midway collecting change falling from the pockets of riders on spinning rides. I don't remember the ride name, but it stood in the center of the midway nearest to the bay.
I just want to say that I support Rocky Point Foundation. I want to be able to experience memories of what was the best Amusement Park in RI. I know we can do it!
Just saw the article concerning the purchase of the balance of the Rocky Point land. This could be an opportunity to create a real grass roots movement to try and save a tremendous piece of Rhode Island history. It's unfortunate that while most Rhode Islanders have strong memories of Rocky Point there seems to be a feeling of helplessness pertaining to preserving what is left. However I am grateful that at least a group exists that maybe can make a difference. I am still saddened by the demolition of the old farmers market in Providence as well as the circular Gulf station but these pale in comparison to our beloved Rocky Point.
Rocky Point was a mainstay in many hearts, from the amusement rides and fun times (all day long) to the walks along the shore and great food and music! IT IS MISSED A LOT! I hope the shorelines will stay open to the public, for Fishing at least! Please! Let me know, if it does OPEN for Fishing/etc. Thank YOU! Blessings and Peace.
A gang of us boys from Edgewood would pile into one buddy's car & drive the length of Warwick Ave to work the rides each day in the summer. My best friend & I always got to run the best ride, the skyliner. Friday night was always hopping for us young teenagers. The skyliner was the lovers' ride. Young couples would hold hands & maybe even sneak a kiss if you were lucky. Those were fun times filled with anticipation & excitement over who we were seeing or who we might meet. Then we'd be busy working long days & nights for the remainder of the week with the crowds of families that would come.
It belongs to the people of RI and I support that this land be kept pristine.
Such fond memories of the 1st time my parents let me go 'alone' with my friends to the park, the flea markets, the clam cakes and of course learning to drive a stick shift car in the parking lot ... i only wish my children could have experienced it.
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