Good Old Rocky Point

Good Ol’ Rocky Point

Rocky Point
Rocky Point Park, once an amusement park along the shores of Narragansett Bay in Warwick, is now preserved as a state park, thanks to the advocacy of many groups, including Save The Bay.

As a kid, so long ago, I spent many a times at a good ol’ place called Rocky Point Park. Yes, we used to have an amusement park in Rhode Island, set right on Narragansett Bay in Warwick!

My oldest memories are spending the day at Rocky Point, riding the rides, laughing, being somewhat frightened by the infamous flume ride, and then settling in for a bite to eat outside of the shore dinner hall. That also-infamous dinner hall was set right on the Bay, and we would sit and have chowder and clam cakes, while looking out over the water, watching the sailboats pass by.

Lots of good memories there. What an amazing place to visit as a kid, for sure, because of all of the attractions, games, and rides, but the view was spectacular! It really was the absolute best place to sit, grab a drink and have a bite to eat. I really can’t think of a better place to have visited as kid right in my own state just a few towns away from home. Miss that place!

~ Leigh O.

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*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.