Haines Memorial State Park

At first, Haines State Park consisted of two picnic groves, but later ball fields were added for baseball and other sports of the day. During the Depression of the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was at work in other parks across Rhode Island, built fire places and sculpted turf away from the beach to enhance it for bathers. A pedestrian footbridge connected Haines with nearby Crescent Park until it was swept away in the ’38 Hurricane. A bath house was added in 1940. More recent developments have made it a stop on the East Bay Bike Path and in 2002 it became the site of a seasonal farmer’s market.

Haines State Park features a handicap accessible boat ramp, restrooms, and game fields which are available for rent through the town of Barrington at (401)-247-1925.

Location Information:

Rte. 103
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914

Mailing Address:

Colt State Park
Hope Street
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809-1710

Contact Information:

Colt State Park Office
(401) 253-7482
(401) 253-6766 [Fax]

Activities at this location:

Other Information:

33 Picnic Sites, each with a fireplace and table (First Come/First Serve)

The Department of Environmental Management, along with the Governor's Office on Disabilities and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, has reconditioned the boat ramp at Haines State Park and it is now accessible for people with disabilities.  Rhode Island  Boating Regulations apply.

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