Goddard Memorial State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGoddard Memorial State Park
|Location||Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States|
|Area||490 acres (200 ha)|
|Elevation||39 ft (12 m)|
|Named for||Col. Robert Goddard|
|Governing body||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation|
|Website||Goddard Memorial State Park|
Goddard Memorial State Park is a public recreation area occupying 490 acres (200 ha) along the shores of Greenwich Cove and Greenwich Bay in Warwick, Rhode Island. The state park grounds were once the estate of Civil War officer and Rhode Island politician Robert Goddard, whose children gave the land to the state in 1927 as a memorial to their father. The park features a nine-hole golf course, an equestrian area with 18 miles (29 km) of bridle trails, swimming beach, canoeing area, picnicking facilities, game fields, and a performing arts center.
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