New Rocky Point Fishing Pier now open in Warwick
WARWICK, RI (WLNE) – A ribbon cutting event was held Wednesday to celebrate the completion of a new timber fishing pier at the Rocky Point State Park in Warwick.
The $1.8 million project which was financed by RI Capital Plan and Green Economy Bond is supposed to provide anglers with access to what the state calls’s a prime fishing area.
“Expanding shoreline and fishing access is core to our mission at DEM and we’re thrilled that the new pier will enable anglers, regardless of their physical abilities, to experience the joy and bounty of fishing on Narragansett Bay,” said DEM Director Janet Coit. “I hope that the public will benefit from this recreational investment and asset for decades to come.”
The new fishing pier features a 280-foot long T-shaped pier with a shade structure, benches, railings, and solar lighting.
Railing heights vary to allow people of all ages and abilities access to Narragansett Bay.