Rocky Point Scrapbook
I worked hard over the years to secure $2.25-million in federal funding that together with state and local funds made possible the acquisition of 41 acres at Rocky Point. We must continue doing everything we can to preserve this open space and ensure that future generations of Rhode Islanders have public access to the land, shore, and scenic views of Rocky Point.
Rocky Point is a major icon in RI history. It deserves to be a heritage site.
My father, aunts, and uncles literally grew up in the Park as my grandfather was caretaker in the 30's and 40's and they lived in the "Rock Cottage" on the hill behind the Shore Dinner Hall. After moving from there they lived in the houses right outside of the Park entrance, my aunt in the house outside the gate, and my grandparents in the large house on Palmer Ave. My parents met when my mother was a lifeguard at the pool. Rocky Point holds so many wonderful memories for so many people, it cannot be left to fall further in to ruin.
I used to work there I had the pleasure of making the Chowder there. then I would work the winter at the Windjammer & Palladiun. I knew Conrad Ferla very well & always respected him he was a charecter. making the Chowder for thousands of people every week & sometimes daily was mass production at it's best. I can remember looking at the list of outing's for the week & looking at the numbers & shaking my head & saying how the heck are we going to be able to do this but we did. I could tell you some numbers but you would not believe me. I miss not being able to go there & sit & watch the boats go by. It is a damm shame the shape it is in right now I think somebody should be ASHAMED of themselves THANK YOU
My family and I would go there every summer as kids. It was always a lot of fun. Now that I am a parent I wish it was still open so my son could have some summer fun at the park and having lasting memories.
That park should belong to the Rhode Islanders to enjoy.
Walking trails, a view of the bay... a gift to RI, the people, the children of the future.
I have fond memories of my friends and I riding our bikes to the Warwick Neck General Store. Buying a snack or two then riding to Rocky Point, sitting on the rocks and eating our snacks. Let's make this land public again, so that one day my children can do the same.
I have lived in this area for most of my life, and that amusement park was the greatest thing me and my family and friends had. To build another park would be ideal, preserving the area is great as well, but to cover the land with houses or other commercial industry ... i am totally against it.