|Goddard Memorial State Park|
Goddard Memorial State Park
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]
Click Here to view a map of the Park.Directions from Providence:
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.
Picnic Sites - $2.00 per table
Portable Stove Area (tables only, no fireplaces) - $2.00 per tableGazebo (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
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.
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 daySeasonal Fee - $ 50.00 per Season
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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.
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