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
Parks and Recreation

Michael Rooney, Deputy Director
Parks and Recreation Department
925 Sandy Lane
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 738-2000 x6504

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Additional Contact Information: 

Events Information Line
(401) 738-2000 x6800

McDermott Pool
(401) 738-2000 x6809
Aspray Boat House:
(401) 280-5806

Thayer / Warburton Ice Arenas
(401) 738-2000 x6811


The City of Warwick provides a wide range of facilities for both recreation and athletics. From skating and swimming to dog shows and quilting, the Recreation department is a valuable contributor to our quality of life.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To provide the people of Warwick with recreational activities both active and passive for all ages.
  • To maintain all facilities in a safe, attractive, and usable condition.
  • To strive to develop new facilities in order to respond to the recreational needs of our city.
  • To encourage and provide support for those volunteer groups and citizens who are sponsoring recreational activities.
  • To administrate and implement harbor rules and regulations as related to the Ordinances of the City of Warwick.

  Upcoming Events and Announcements

The American Lung Association will host its inaugural LUNG FORCE Walk on Saturday, June 13 in Warwick City Park along Buttonwoods Beach. The walk is a passionate community gathering to stand up against lung cancer and for lung health. At the walk, we will have wellness activities, signature music and entertainment, and educational opportunities. 

Registration is free and there is no fundraising minimum. Funds raised will go towards research, advocacy, awareness, and educational programs to spread the word about the dangers of lung cancer. To register, please visit All ages are welcomed. 

Attached you will find our event flyer. Please let me know if you would like any additional information.

Summer Concert Series 2015

View this year's dates (pdf)

*Rescheduled Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band August 19th @ Norwood Gazebo 6:30pm

*Rescheduled The Bayside Band concert August 26th @ Oakland Beach Gazebo 6:30pm

Anyone for Pickleball ??

What is it???

Think of your court games such as Tennis, Badminton or even Ping Pong. This game is played with a paddle and a whiffle type ball. It is played on a court that is one half the size of a tennis court. 95% of the time it is played as a doubles match.

You might have heard about Pickleball from snowbirds returning from Florida or Arizona where it’s a favorite pastime. It is a sport for all ages but particular favorite of senior’s citizens because of the relatively small court.

The Warwick Parks and Recreation department is attempting to see if there is any interest in playing or learning more about Pickleball. There is a small group that is playing on Monday morning at 9.30am. They are meeting at the tennis courts behind the Pool and Ice Rinks at the Mickey Stevens Sports Complex on Sandy Lane.

For more information just Google Pickleball, you will be introduced to a number of sites featuring this great new sport.

Ditch the Workout!

Jump into the Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness party that makes working out a splash.

Starting Thursday January 10th 2013 until February 14th (except 1/31/13) 6.00pm – 6.50pm

Warwick's Waterfront

From fishing and boating to beaches and cool breezes, Warwick's 39 miles of coastline along Narragansett Bay provides ample opportunities for waterfront enthusiasts!

Parks & Playgrounds

From beautiful views of Narragansett Bay to safe and exciting playgrounds, Warwick has it all.

Warwick Parks

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Warwick City Hall   -   3275 Post Road   -   Warwick, Rhode Island 02886   -   (401) 738-2000