Fodor's Expert Review Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park
Designed in 1898 by Warren Manning, an associate of Frederick Law Olmsted, co-creator of New York's Central Park, this 14½-acre Victorian strolling park in the heart of downtown Westerly has a pond, a meadow, an arboretum, a perennials garden, sculptures, fountains, and monuments. The Runaway Bunny, a sculpture inspired by the children's book of the same name, is popular with the little ones. A garden market, arts festivals, concerts, and Shakespeare-in-the-park productions are held periodically. The library's Hoxie Gallery holds monthly art exhibitions.