RockyPointParkIoA[Book: David Bettencourt & Stephanie Chauvin – 2009 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. In 1847, Rocky Point Park’s (Warwick, Rhode Island) humble beginnings as a Sunday school picnic ground gave birth to a true Rhode Island tradition. For nearly 150 years, until its closing in 1995, the park evolved as it welcomed resort vacationers, hosted two U.S. presidents, suffered through devastating hurricanes, and was afterward revived by the Ferla family. By the mid 20th Century, no summer in Rhode Island was complete without a trip to Rocky Point to experience the wonderful rides and attractions. Although no longer standing, Rocky Point Park remains an iconic piece of Rhode Island history and the subject of many fond memories. Chapter Points: Introduction; Early Years; Food and Fun; Rides and Attractions; Ruins and Demolition. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.

  • Derek Sailors

    Another solid book on amusement parks well worth your time. A great blend of the history, the dinner halls, the dance halls, the rides and the roller coasters. With this book I learned that food was important to Rocky Point as well as the park had a deeper and richer history than I had known. I give this one a 7.5/10.