Parks & Rec Spotlight


The City of Warwick Recreation Dept is in search of individuals with special skills they are willing to share with all age groups and ability levels. Instructors are key in our efforts to meet the lifelong learning and recreational needs of the Warwick citizens. Classes can be a onetime workshop or a series.
Some examples of classes but not limited to:

Fine Arts/Crafts/Decorating
Self Defense/Martial Arts

To receive more information on becoming an instructor, or to be placed on the instructor mailing list for proposals, you may:
Call 738-2000 ext 6504 or

In addition, you may download a City of Warwick Recreation Class Proposal Form here.  (COMING SOON)

McDermott Pool

Are you an avid swimmer? Are you a complete beginner looking to take some lessons?  Visit the McDermott Pool page to learn all about the wide range of activities offered at our aquatic facility.
McDermott Pool

Thayer / Warburton Ice Arenas

Looking for ice time? Or maybe you simply want to learn how to stand up in a pair of skates?!  Check the Thayer / Warburton page to find out what is going on at the rink. 

Thayer / Warburton Ice Arenas
Goddard Memorial State Park PDF Print E-mail

Goddard Memorial State Park
1095 Ives Rd.
Warwick, Rhode Island 02818
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Phone Numbers: 

Goddard Memorial State Park - (401) 884-2010

Fax Number - (401) 885-7720

Golf Course (seasonal) - (401) 884-9834

Beach Bathhouse (seasonal) - (401) 884-9620

Ranger Headquarters (seasonal) - (401) 884-0088



Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Island’s most popular Metropolitan Park. The park offers a beautiful natural environment with spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species. Visitors can make use of a nine hole golf course, an equestrian show area, 18 miles of bridle trails, 355 picnic tables, 11 game fields, and a new performing arts center for weddings, concerts, picnics and special events. Press Here, [ to view wedding photos at Goddard's Carousel]. Press Here, [to view more information about the New Riding Stables at the park]

Location: 1095 Ives Road, Warwick, Rhode Island 02818
Mailing Address:  Goddard Memorial State Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick, Rhode Island 02818

Click Here to view a map of the Park.

Directions from Providence:
Take Interstate Rte. 95 South, to Rte. 4 South, to East Greenwich exit, turn right onto Division Street, to Rte. 1 South, follow signs to Goddard Memorial State Park.

Current Entrance Fees: As of July 1, 1998 there will no longer be entrance fees charged at Rhode Island State Parks, although parking fees will still be in effect at the Rhode Island State Beaches. All fees for Picnics and other Park Use still apply. Call the Park Permit Office for further information.

Facility Rentals:

Picnic Sites - $2.00 per table

Portable Stove Area (tables only, no fireplaces) - $2.00 per table

Gazebo (includes 3 tables & 2 grills) - $35.00 per day

Picnic Shelter (includes 8 tables and no fireplaces) - $35.00 per day

Fields - $8.00 per day

Carousel Performing Arts Center:

Carousel reservations accepted one year in advance of the requested date.

Non-Profit Groups (must provide non-profit certificate) - $100.00 per day

All other groups - $200.00 .... per day

Banquet Tables-  21 round tables available (60 inch diameter), 5 rectangular tables available (6 feet long) - $6.00 ...... per table

Hole in One USGA COURSE Ratings and SLOPE Ratings [explanation]:

A USGACOURSE Rating is the USGA's evaluation of the playing diffculty of a course for scratch golfers under normal course and weather conditions for the purpose of providing a uniform basis on to issue USGA Handicap Indexes. It is expressed as strokes taken to one decimal place, and is based on yardage and other obstacles to the extent that they affect the scoring ability of a scratch golfer.

A USGASLOPE Rating evaluates the relative playing difficulty of a course for players who are not scratch golfers. The lowest USGA SLOPE rating is 55 and the highest is 155. A golf course of standard playing difficulty has a USGA SLOPE Rating of 113.




Front Nine Course Rating

Back Nine Course Rating

Front Nine Slope Rating

Back Nine Slope Rating

Blue - 6234 yds. 68.4 111 34.2 34.2 111 111
White - 6054 yds. 67.6 109 33.8 33.8 109 109

GOLF: Fee Increases Effective April 23, 2002

Weekdays - $12.00 per nine holes

Weekends & Holidays - $14.00 per nine holes

Seniors (over 65) Weekdays - $6.00 per nine holes

Seniors (over 65) Weekends & Holidays - $7.00 per nine holes

100 Percent Disabled (with proper I.D.) - No Charge

Equestrian Show Area: (Includes fenced corral, water, and portable restroom)

Daily fee - $15.00 per day

Seasonal Fee - $ 50.00 per Season
Reservations accepted starting January 2nd annually. Equestrian Area reservations also accepted January 2nd annually. For information call: (401) 884-2010.
All Equestrian Area Reservations and Special Activities (pony rides, petting zoos, hay rides, trampolines, moon bounce rides, etc.) are required to provide proof of Liability Insurance for the event.
Operational Times:
Park is open year round from sunrise to sunset. || Office Hours: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (winter) || 7:30 am to 4:00 (summer). || Picnic Season from April 1st to October 31st. || Golf Course open April 1st through November 30th (weather permitting). || Golf Course Regular Hours: 7:30 am to Dusk. goddard2
Size: 489.2 Acres

Click Here to download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, (needed to view the map).

Click Here to find out what Events are taking place in the Parks.

Click Here for the history of the park and more Information 

Click  Directions to see how to get here from your Starting Point.

Other Information:

2 Full Restrooms (seasonally) || 355 Picnic Tables || 11 Play Fields || Naturalist Program (seasonally) || 18 miles of Bridle Trails || Lifeguard on duty 10:00 am to 6:00 pm seasonally|| Summer Concerts || No Animals Allowed || All Trash: Carry In - Carry Out .... Please!

Facilities and Activities: Restrooms | Restrooms for the Disabled | Phone | Parking | Picnic Tables | Fireplaces | Nine Hole Golf Course | Game Fields | Boat Ramp | Concession Stands | Bridle Trails | Carousel Performing Arts Center | Picnic Shelter | Gazebo | Saltwater Beach | Bathhouse | Information | Swimming | Fishing | Boating | Windsurfing | Picnicking | Road Races | Golfing | Hiking |Horseback Riding| Ice Skating | Concerts. 

Animals, Including Horses and Dogs:
No person shall bring onto any state bathing beach, East Beach/Ninigret
  • Conservation Area, or Burlingame picnic area any animal from April 1 through September 30.
  • All Trash Is Carry In Carry out Please!


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