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Jaycee Arboretum & Senator Roch Riverwalk

West Warwick, Town of West Warwick, Parks & Recreation

1.5 miles of trail

0.1 miles

0.1 miles of trail at this site are wheelchair and stroller-friendly, however, these trails may not meet ADA standards.

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Very Easy

Trails that are smooth and relatively level with no steps, no roots, stones or uneven ground. These may be paved, crushed stone, continuous boardwalk and similar surfaces. These trails have a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.

Easy

Relatively flat and smooth trails with a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.

Moderate

May have a few hills or steep sections and multiple surface types including rocks and roots. Trails are generally well-marked but following them requires a trail map.

Difficult

Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trails that are narrow and may have obstacles such as stream crossings or rocky areas, some trails are less well marked.

Click on the "Trail Map (PDF)" button to download a PDF of the trail map that you can print and take with you on the trail.

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In Rhode Island the primary hunting seasons typically run from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, however this can vary from year to year and depends on what game is being hunted. During hunting season you should wear at least 200 square inches (a hat OR a vest) of blaze orange. During shotgun deer season, which is typically in December, you should wear at least 500 square inches of blaze orange (a hat AND a vest). For more information see the RI DEM website.

What’s There:

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The award-winning Jaycee Arboretum and Corridor include the welcoming esplanade filled with attractive flowers, mini-trees, seasonal plants and 72 species of shrubs. Features include communal monuments, manicured playing fields and historic artifacts that form the entrance to the beautiful state Senator Roch Riverwalk, a 1.3 mile trail with native vegetation, waterfowl and forest wildlife along the Pawtuxet River.

The Jaycees and volunteers manage these properties owned by the Town of West Warwick. The Jaycees coordinate a spring open space celebration called, Ecology Day & Peace Prayer Ceremony, usually on the first Saturday in May and on the commemoration for the 9/11, as well as other events, all open to the public such as an annual Arbor Day and Earth Day celebration and a community program called Corporate Cares Days.

Dogs: Dogs are not permitted on the nearby ball fields but are permitted on the trails. Must be on a leash and owners must clean up dog waste.

Bicycles: Bicycles are not allowed on the nearby ball fields but are allowed on the trails

Other Amenities: There are bathrooms on the Park premises, benches, fishing along the Pawtuxet River and boating. Swimming is NOT advised!

Getting There:

Jaycee Trailhead

Google Maps is the mapping system used on the new ExploreRI maps and shows the trailhead located on a terrain view, a street map or an aerial photograph. Clicking on this link will take you to the full Google Maps website, which is not part of ExploreRI.org.
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: From Providence Street turn north onto Hay Street at the Thundermist Clinic. In 0.1 miles turn left to go the parking lot for the Riverpoint Park.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 100 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes

Coordinates: 41° 43.01' N    71° 31' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


The RIPTA 13 and 29 buses both serve the area. Get off on Providence Street by the Thundermist Clinic and walk north on Hay Street to the park.

Yes, the park is just north of the West Bay Bike Path


 

Raising - new - Tree City-USA Flag

Submitted by: Jack Lancellotta; October 12, 2020; 7:17 pm

Arboretum-Riverwalk Project Chairman, Ron Holloway - center - interacts with Community Service Volunteers to raise a brand new Tree City-USA Flag acknowledging the annual certification process for the host community - W. Warwick - via the RIDEM and the National Arbor Day Foundation ....

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Sprucing-up the JAYCEE Monument Esplanade

Submitted by: Jack Lancellotta; October 12, 2020; 7:08 pm

A JAYCEE Alumni - Dave Legault - spends some volunteer time making the area around the JAYCEE Monument & Tree City-USA Flag Station naturally-attractive ....

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JAYCEE Members pose while preparing the mulching of the extensive planting beds

Submitted by: Jack Lancellotta; October 12, 2020; 5:25 pm

Several JAYCEE Members take a break while applying mulch to the 400-foot linear planting beds that is the home for annual flowers, dwarf trees, perennial shrubbery...

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Clean-ups & Green-ups & JAYCEES!

Submitted by: Jack Lancellotta; October 12, 2020; 5:20 pm

Volunteers participate in the several seasonal Clean-ups & Green-ups in maintaining the attractive appearance of the award-winning JAYCEE Corridor & Arboretum to the entrance of the state Senator Donald Roch Riverwalk ...

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(Koch Eye) and JAYCEE Volunteers at the Senator Roch Monument and the Eagle Scout Trellis (Arbor)

Submitted by: Jack Lancellotta; October 12, 2020; 5:10 pm

Several Koch Eye Employees and JAYCEES pose together during one of many Corporate Cares Community Days in front of the Eagle Scout Arbor (Trellis) and Senator Roch Riverwalk Monument ...

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Welcoming Sign to the award-winning JAYCEE Corridor Arboretum & state Senator Roch Riverwalk

Submitted by: Jack Lancellotta; October 12, 2020; 4:49 pm

This signage combines the initial two-panel JAYCEE Corridor & Arboretum Dedication (11-08-98) and the earlier wood display (circa 1992)of the Senator Roch Riverwalk upon entering Riverpoint COMMUNITY Park in W. Warwick, R.I.

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Tree blockage

Submitted by: Anonymous; May 12, 2019; 9:22 am

There is a large tree blocking the trail at about the 3/4 mile mark. It was difficult to get around.

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