6.12.09

THE ROCKY POINT AMUSEMENT PARK


THE ROCKY POINT AMUSEMENT PARK
was a highly popular landmark on the Narragansett Bay side of Warwick,
Rhode Island. It operated from the late 1840s until its close in 1995. 
The following year, the park filed for bankruptcy.
  
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16 comments:

  1. Awww I went every year ate clam cakes and chowder then road the Tilt a whirl
    You can imagine the rest

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    1. I moved to Tennessee December of 1951, My mother remained in RI
      Visiting her frequently I exposed my Tennessee to my New England
      heritage. Rocky Point and clam chowder was one of their well remembered experiences. Add to that, Autocrat coffey syrup.

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  2. Went every Friday night after we got our licenses. $1.25 for all the rides. Senior Prom at the Palladium, then rode the rides in our gowns/tuxes, then headed for the Shore dinner hall for our post prom dinner. Tickets to the prom were $8.00 a couple. The Malibus (local group) played at the post prom and no, we didn't have "chowdah & cakes", it was roast beef. Class of 66, CHE....

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  3. I met my friend Maria who I am still in touch with, summer of 76 at Rocky Point. I threw up on her on The Spider. She doesn't remember it. LOL

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  4. I met my friend Maria there Summer of 76'. I threw up on her on The Spider ride. She doesn't remember it. Yes, we are still friends. lol

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  5. I worked in the food booths there summer of 77. Ogden foods held the contract for the food there.

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  6. LOVED ROCKY POINT!! Many great family memories there. Clam Cakes and Chowder to die for! Sure do miss the old place. Glad I have many good memories with my family there. Never will be another like it. RIP Rocky Point!

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  7. Rocky Point Park was a yearly treat for my birthday, when I was a child. I didn't get out much, so it was a big deal when I did.

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  8. I loved Rocky Point! Always huge crowds there so I never understood why they had to go bankrupt (I'm sure it was poor management). My husband and I had our first date there, before we were married. I also remember Lincoln Park Amusement Park.

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    1. My wife and I had our first date there, long after we were married. (It was an arranged marriage.) Love RPP !

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  9. My wife grew up right outside of Rocky Point, in fact she went to Warwick Neck Elementary School on the main road to the park from Warwick Neck Ave. I could hear the clanking from the roller coasters and people screaming from her house. She worked at the park the last year the park was open.

    I heard that it is a public park now, but don't know since I moved to Florida in 2006.

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  10. Good food good fun! Sure do miss those days!

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  11. The Shore Dinner Hall was outstanding for huge tureens of Chowder with clam cakes
    to challenge Aunt Carrie's.
    One joke went like this: "growing up I always thought that the name of the place was
    OCKY PONT because letters were always missing on the front sign.

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  12. Saw the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page there.
    Earlier, saw sunken boats at the docks after hurricane Carol in 1954.
    Mmmmm, clam cakes!

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  13. Many people I know in RI remembered going to this place.

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