RhodeIslandParksIoA[Book: Rob Lewis & Ryan Young – 1998 – 16x23cm – 128 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Rhode Islanders were once able to enjoy amusement parks without travelling far; the state was home to several ocean front parks as early as the mid 18th Century with some of them surviving into the late 19th Century. View the parks that provided a recreational outlet for so many Rhode Island families and the visitors who frequented them. Chapter Points: Introduction; Crescent Park; Vanity Fair; Aquidneck Island Park; Rocky Point; Boyden Heights and Oakland Beach; Nearby Massachusetts Parks (Lincoln Park and Jolly Cholly’s Funland). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Excellent.