The state now owns the remaining parcel of land in Warwick that was home to the Rocky Point amusement park. The land will be turned into a coastal state park.
The state closed on 82 acres of land at Warwick City Hall, using $9.6 million of a $10 million bond passed a little more than two years ago.
It’s going to take a while before the public can enjoy the park. The Department of Environmental Management says it needs to clean up the site and remove safety hazards, but the DEM will open up sections of land over the next year.
The vision for the new state park includes walking paths, fishing areas and ball fields, with hopes of holding on to the Rocky Point arch or other relics from the old amusement park.
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