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City of Warwick aims to complete several short-term development projects at Rocky Point


WARWICK, Rhode Island — The city of Warwick is looking to begin work on several short-term improvements to Rocky Point, a former amusement park recently transformed into a 120-acre public space.

The Providence Journal reports ( ) Warwick officials hope to extend Rocky Point's walking and biking paths in the near future before taking on the reconstruction of the waterfront park's fishing pier.

Warwick also plans to repair the park's old entrance and parking lot, repaint the 1964-1965 World's Fair arch and add two new bathrooms.

The city owns 40 acres of the parkland along Narragansett Bay.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management would prefer to develop a full plan for the space rather than making small improvements.

The department has secured $200,000 in this year's budget to hire a consultant for the job.

Information from: The Providence Journal,

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