Rhode Island State Parks

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Take It Outside – a statewide initiative to promote and support businesses taking their work outdoors

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Governor Raimondo's "Take It Outside" initiative aims to help businesses and organizations move activities outside that would normally be held inside, such as meetings, classes, exams, workshops or other similar activities. State parks throughout Rhode Island have several locations which may be suitable for these purposes. Some locations may require a reservation fee and a certificate of insurance.

   

Depending on the desired location, size and complexity of your planned activity, RI State Parks may require you to obtain a special park use permit that may include a reservation fee and a certificate of insurance. If issued, the permit will include terms and conditions that protect park resources while allowing you to enjoy the park without interfering with other park visitors.

If your business or organization is interested in hosting an activity at a state park, please contact us so we can assist you. RI Parks Headquarters will be in touch within two business days to let you know if we can approve your request, and any expenses that may be associated with your event.

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Questions? For assistance, please contact Cindy Elder by email Cynthia.Elder@dem.ri.gov or call 401-465-9605.

RI State Park Reservable Sites

The following sites are available for outdoor meetings, workshops, classes, and business functions through our reservation system unless otherwise noted. Partial or half day rentals may also be available with the cost pro-rated accordingly.

field site


Beavertail State Park
Open Field

Maximum Occupants: 15
Rental Fee: No Fee
Details: Bring your own seating

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Open Field


Brenton Point State Park
Open Field

Maximum Occupants: 15
Rental Fee: No Fee
Details: Bring your own seating

Submit A Reservation Request

picnic area


Burlingame State Park
Level 1 Shelter

Maximum Occupants: 15
Rental Fee: $75 day
Details: Picnic shelter near beach with six picnic tables

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colt chapel


Colt State Park
Chapel

Maximum Occupants: TBD
Rental Fee: $50/half day
Details: Installed bench seating, nearby restrooms, no overhead shelter

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colt shelter


Colt State Park
Level 2 Shelter

Maximum Occupants: 15
Rental Fee: $100/day
Details: Gazebo-like shelter with 6 picnic tables and field

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colt chapel


Colt State Park
Level 3 Shelter

Maximum Occupants: 15
Rental Fee: $150/day
Details: Gazebo-like shelter with 15 picnic tables

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colt shelter


Colt State Park
Waterfront Pavilion

Maximum Occupants: 10
Rental Fee: No Fee
Details: Small open pavilion and surrounding field, near restrooms (bring your own seating), irst come, first-served

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goddard carousel


Goddard Memorial
Performing Arts Center

Maximum Occupants: Varies based on set up
Rental Fee: $350/day
Details: Large open building (former carousel) with tables, chairs, restrooms, electricity, multiple doors that open to allow fresh air; not heated.

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goddard shelter


Goddard Memorial
Level 2 Shelter

Maximum Occupants: 15
Rental Fee: $100/day
Details: Gazebo-style shelter, includes 6 picnic tables and field

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colt chapel


Goddard Memorial
Level 1 Shelter

Maximum Occupants: 15
Rental Fee: $75/day
Details: Wooden shelter near beach with 6 picnic tables

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goddard picnic sites


Goddard Memorial
Fields with Picnic Sites

Maximum Occupants: Varies
Rental Fee: $50 to $70/day
Details: Field with 6-10 picnic tables

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FPO


Fort Adams State Park
Mule Barn

Maximum Occupants: Varies based on set up
Rental Fee: $300/day
Details: Large space that opens front and back with sliding barn doors, adjacent grassy area near the harbor

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goddard picnic sites


Fort Wetherill
Picnic Areas

goddard picnic sites


Haines Memorial
Picnic Areas

Maximum Occupants: 15 per site
Rental Fee: No Fee
Details: Picnic sites with stone fireplace, some with picnic tables – Not covered; first-come, first-served.

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lincoln woods shelter


Lincoln Woods State Park
Level 2 Shelter

Maximum Occupants: 15 per site
Rental Fee: $100/day
Details: Wooden shelter, includes 6 tables and field

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lincoln woods beach pavilion


Lincoln Woods State Park
Beach Pavilion

Maximum Occupants: 15 per site
Rental Fee: No fee
Details: Picnic table seating or bring your own chair

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picnic shelter near Peck Pond


Pulaski State Park
Level 2 Shelter

Maximum Occupants: 15
Rental Fee: $100/day
Details: Wooden pavilion near the beach

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Open Field


Rocky Point State Park
Open Field

Maximum Occupants: 15 per site
Rental Fee: No fee
Details: Bring your own seating.

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field area


Open Fields

Locations: Lincoln Woods, Goddard, Colt, Fort Adams, and Fort Wetherill State Parks
Maximum Occupants: Varies
Rental Fee: $8 - $15/day, some free
Details: Bring your own seating.

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pulski state park beach area


Inland beaches

Locations: Lincoln Woods, Pulaski, and Burlingame State Parks
Maximum Occupants: Varies
Rental Fee: No fee
Details: Bring your own seating.

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