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Green Hill Park
In 1998 the Town of South Kingstown purchased 20 acres to develop a community park along Green Hill Beach Road. Early in its development there was debate around how big the park should be, and many had concerns that Green Hill Park would be too big. Eventually the voters of South Kingstown approved a $600,000 budget to fund the development of a 4 acre parcel of land.
Green Hill Park opened in 2003, 5 years after the initiative began. It includes a playground area suitable for younger children, a breezy, shaded picnic area, 2 Tennis Courts, a basketball court, a drinking fountain, and a nature trail. It also has an outdoor composting toilet that is consistently clean and well maintained. This is particularly helpful to bikers and visitors to the area that are visiting Green Hill Public Beach where there are no bathroom facilities. While on the subject, it is also good to know that there is a similar public restroom at the Trustom Pond Visitor Center Parking lot, on nearby Matunuck Schoolhouse Road.
Here’s an excerpt from the Yelp page of Brian S. from Warwick, RI who has great affection for Green Hill Park,
Green Hill Park is a park that is always looks so clean and peaceful no matter what time of the year you visit. It never seems to be crowded, even during the warm months, and in the winter it is usually deserted.
The park is extremely well maintained and has basketball ball courts, tennis courts, beach volleyball court, soccer field and even a few short walking and hiking paths. It is a great place to stop if you are biking through the area on the way to the beaches because it always has clean bathrooms and even a drinking fountain that actually works.
The hiking and walking paths …. make for a pleasant if short diversion. [Be aware that] it can be buggy during the wet months with numerous mosquitoes, biting flies and other six legged vermin.
The picnic area is very nice and the folks that frequent the park are quiet, friendly and nice. The area has several great beaches nearby so the park tends to get overlooked but it is a peaceful and green place to stop and get some water, use the bathrooms, take a short walk or simply relax.
We couldn’t have said it better!