This 4½-acre park dedicated to Rhode Island's founder has a symbolic well to mark the site of the spring around which Roger Williams built Providence's original settlement in 1636. A visitor center has a five-minute film about the park's namesake. A demonstration garden shows how Native Americans cultivated corn, beans, and squash and English colonists grew herbs. The park has several picnic tables and 20 free parking spaces, though a two-hour limit is strictly enforced.
May 13, 2009
This attraction consists of a modest park space and a tiny visitor's center. The latter has a very small display about state founder Roger Williams's life and a brief video about him. Worth a short stop-in, especially if you know nothing about Williams and his accomplishments, though not necessarily an essential attraction.