Riverpoint COMMUNITY Park

Basic Information

Address: 110 Hay Street - West Warwick, RI
Phone Number: (401) 828-9191
Fax Number: (401) 823-9449
Director: Rt. 2 / Bald Hill Road to Rts. 115/w & 33 on Providence Street take right onto Hay Street

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Riverpoint COMMUNITY Park


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Additional Information

Days and Hours: 8:Am - 8:Pm
Description:

The Award-winning JAYCEE Corridor & Arboretum and Senator Roch RIVERWALK RIverpoint Community Park W. Warwick, R.I. Rated: Excellent Overall

Approximately 400 linear foot Naturepath, that possesses over seventy-two (72) species of shrubs, mini-trees and ornamental bushes along with hundreds of annual public tree/flower plantings as you enter the breathtaking trails of the Senator Roch Riverwalk for another 1.3 miles.

The esplanade Corridor has a JAYCEE Community Leadership Stone with over seven-hundred New England Cobbler Bricks as an entrance of warm welcome and a striking plaza-style footprint within an urban center of that locale. The Walkway allows for a semi-pervious, tarred-substance pathway that is handicapped access and is lined as a divide between adjacent soccer and ballfields with nine (9) huge White Ash Trees.

It also houses a beautiful Native American (Narragansett Indians) Display Case that holds the town's Tree Care and Preservation Act (a/k/a) The JAYCEE Green Law) and the multi-community Pawtuxet River Authority & Watershed Council original 1972 legislation.

The Corridor provides for an oversized, Trellis or Arbor that was erected by Boy Scout Eagle Candidates. This offers a quaint portal to the majestic state Senator Donald Roch Monument and RIVERWALK that welcomes visitors to a 1.3 mile meandering wilderness trail along the confluence of the Pawtuxet River - Rhode Island's largest area waterway.

The Arboretum and Roch Riverwalk are extraordinary pathways that intersect with the West Bay BikePath - a 3.1 mile segment of the multi-state East Coast Greenway - (that when completed, the lECG] will be a 2,600-mile corridor along existing and planned trails in a continuous city to city greenway on the Eastern seaboard).

The natural, pervious, park-like, wilderness trails of the JAYCEE Corridor, cascades through wildlife habitats that gradually approaches an on-street boulevard, which connects to the newly created Pawtuxet River Walkway Project (West Warwick Riverwalk), that offers a continuity of mill conversion buildings and the ambiance of a state-of-the-art walkway with kiosks, largos and powerful waterfalls.

It has received many community and preservation awards! It was founded and created by the Kent County JAYCEES of Rhode Island (United States Junior Chamber) in 1998 recognizing the memory of James Humbert-Louis 'Jimmy' Lancellotta, a local man who was dedicated to Boy Scouts activities and School Boy Sports!

The JAYCEE Education & Library Foundation is the primary funding source of its extensive maintenance as it regularly provides botanical and horticultural training events for schools, senior centers and the general public. Although, the JAYCEES accept donations, Adopt-A-Spots, plants, shrubbery and other charitable contributions!

Note: The Award-Winning JAYCEE Corridor & Arboretum is featured in many quality publications and was recently cited by the Providential Gardner in Rhode Island. Its host municipality - W. Warwick - is a TREE CITY/USACommunity

During the planting season, the JAYCEES coordinate many civic-minded projects such as ' The Corporate Cares Community Days' with companies like Citizens Banks of Cranston & Johnson, Honeywell Corporation of Smithfield was great Summer fun, along with periodic Boy Scout Troop 31 Eagle Scout projects, The Worcester Academy and W. Warwick High School Language Department, support the Veterans Councils from the Pawtuxet River Valley helping on location with our Ecology Day & Peace Prayer Ceremony to the 9/11 Observance;

the JAYCEES also celebrated with RIDEM the annual re-certification via The National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City/USA Community for the 18th consecutive year; along with Parks & Recreation, DPW, Arctic Village Association, Friends of the Greenway, Cub pack 13 and other volunteers from court system to Church organizations - we say, Thank You!

Want more details: Contact: JCS Post Office Box 348 - W. Warwick, RI 02893 (401) 828-9191 E-mail:WWjayceesKC@aol.com * Community Service Credits Awarded!

Group Type: All Levels
Disabled Access:

Accessible

Program Type:

Seasonal

Accreditation: Municipality-approved!
Admission/Tickets: n/a
Registration: n/a
Food: Keep grounds tidy
Length of Visit: all day
Student/Staff Ratio: adjustable
Max. Group Number: 100
Group Requirements: Follow Park Regulations
Return Policy: N/A
Exhibits: Monuments
Freebies: open spaces
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: nearby village
Retail Store: nearby Business District
Amenities: There are bathrooms on the Park premises, benches, fishing along the Pawtuxet River and boating. Swimming is NOT advised!
Videos/DVDs Shown: n/a
Reservations Needed: n/a
Directions:

Rt. 2 / Bald Hill Road to Rts. 115/w & 33 on Providence Street take right onto Hay Street

Nearby Attractions: Pawtuxet River & Watershed
Mission Statement:

The award-winning Jaycee Arboretum and Corridor include the welcoming esplanade filled with attractive flowers, mini-trees, seasonal plants and 72 species of shrubs. Features include communal monuments, manicured playing fields and historic artifacts that form the entrance to the beautiful state Senator Roch Riverwalk, a 1.3 mile trail with native vegetation, waterfowl and forest wildlife along the Pawtuxet River.
 

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Jaycees and volunteers manage these properties owned by the Town of West Warwick. The Jaycees coordinate a spring open space celebration called, Ecology Day & Peace Prayer Ceremony, usually on the first Saturday in May and on the commemoration for the 9/11, as well as other events, all open to the public such as an annual Arbor Day and Earth Day celebration and a community program called Corporate Cares Days.

Testimonials:

A beautiful venue for trail walking, bird observance, plant identification, tree ecology, public healh benefits,

Facility History:

Established in 1998 via The West Warwick JAYCEES recognition to the memory of James Humbert-Louis 'Jimmy' Lancellotta, a local man who was dedicated to Boy Scouts activities and School Boy Sports! -- **

Social Networking:

To support and participate at the JAYCEE Arboretum Corridor & Senator Roch Riverwalk - contact - Post Office Box 348 W. Warwick, R.I. 02893 E-mail: WWjayceesKC@aol.com - Thank You!

Additional Information:

The JAYCEE Education & Library Foundation is the primary funding source of its extensive maintenance as it regularly provides botanical and horticultural training events for schools, senior centers and the general public. The Award-Winning JAYCEE Corridor & Arboretum is featured in many quality publications and was recently cited by the Providential Gardner in Rhode Island. West Warwick, the host city of The Arboretum, is a TREE CITY/USA Community