“The first recreation area in North Providence called Peter Randall Reservation was a forested picnic center in which all sorts of scout groups pursued various activities. We would assume that someone named Peter Randall was an early resident of the acreage but in fact, he never lived there. In 1929, a 30-acre tract on Smithfield Road was donated to the State of Rhode Island to be used as a park in memory of Peter Randall, an eighteenth-century resident of Providence. The land was originally owned by the Smith family and was sold to Edward Randall in 1824. It remained in the Randall family until the generous donation was made in 1929.”
Peter Randall State Park is one of Rhode Island’s hidden gem. Tucked away on Smithfield Rd in North Providence. This abandon state park is quiet and allows you to unwind and relax with very little company. I discovered this park while living at Shorewood Apartment and I’m glad I can share this place with you guys. Please subscribe comment like and share if you enjoyed this mini-documentary. Where should we go and EXPLORE next?
Credit goes to David P for the Galley Night photo.
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