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West Hill Park & Dam Opens for Season on May 17th

May 13, 2014 12:40PM ● By Pamela Johnson
Your backyard play-area minutes away will soon be open 7 days per week.   West Hill Park opens for
the official summer season on Saturday May 17.  Park gates will be open daily, 8AM--8PM on
weekends and holidays, and 8AM--6PM ON weekdays, until school is out (June 23rd); after that, the
gates are open 8AM-8PM daily).  A place to play for everyone of all ages; swimming beaches, hiking
trails, a mountain  bike and equestrian trail, sand volleyball court, fishing areas, horseshoe pits
and nature viewing areas.  Rangers will lead hikes, dam tours and other activities throughout the
summer.  Park event calendars and posters are located at the park bulletin board.  Three  picnic
shelters are available for family gatherings, church picnics, reunions, birthday and graduation
parties.  All visitors to West Hill Park are required to pay a small user-fee of $1.00 per person
ages 13 and  older, maximum of $4.00 per vehicle.  Annual Day Use Passes are available for
$30.00 each. Golden Age and Golden Access passports are available on line from the National
Park Service or locally at Roger Williams National  Historic Site and John Quincy Adams House.
These national passes are accepted for discount at U.S. Army Corps of  Engineer facilities. 
Shelter  reservations can be made on line at

For more program information, call the Ranger Staff  at  (508) 278-2511; if there is no answer, leave a message and someone will return your call.  For more in West Hill Dam, visit

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