WARWICK, R.I. — The Warwick Center for the Arts‘ “Remembering Rocky Point Park!” a collection of tangible artifacts and art from the storied amusement park closed in 1995 then reborn as a state park in 2014, will be officially presented during an opening reception tonight at 6 p.m., but it’s already open to the public.
Patrons visiting the center’s 3259 Post Road exhibit space will have an opportunity to have their first look at, or, for many, to revisit art and artifacts from the original Rocky Point Park. The Skyliner, Shore Dining Hall, House of Horrors, and more represented with artifacts including restored cars from the House of Horrors and the attraction’s iconic signage. The exhibit, which runs through June 27, and opening reception, are free is open to the public.
This exhibit was organized by community members and Rocky Point Enthusiasts Sean McCarthy and Jason Mayoh. McCarthy unveiled some of his restoration work at Warwick City Hall in February. That House of Horrors car is still on display at City Hall, but McCarthy’s personal collection includes a few cars from the famed attraction, and they hold a place of honor in the exhibit.
Warwick Center for the Arts’ gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.