Roger Williams - Rhode Island / by Dave Hileman

Roger Williams was a pivotal figure in history but this park is a bit sad. It is a block wide and about three blocks long in the city with only this small and no longer running spring that actually connects him to this place. There is a VC on the north east end of the park and some parking that, as they were about to close, we were able to use even with the trailer. The short film is OK. Providence is a neat city with lots to see and do but this park does not need to be on your agenda unless visiting all the parks is your goal. We were here for one hour. There were a couple of folks walking in the park and several sleeping on benches with their possessions gathered near. I was told there was a statue but we did not see it. There are no contemporary paintings of Williams so when an artist was commissioned to paint the official portrait, he used TED Williams for his model. Cool.