Long-time residents and more recent arrivals met to enjoy the first sunny afternoon in days at Salter Grove on July 15th. Face-painted children (courtesy of www.marcwkohler.com) romped nimbly over rock formations while adults played lawn games on the well-tended grass. Adults and children alike, quickly became addicted to making gigantic bubbles that undulated through the air. Tasty food was plentiful and there were almost as many desserts as savory dishes. A good time was had by all and some people even wondered if they had missed previous Friends of Salter Grove get-togethers. Both organizers and participants agreed that this potluck should not be the last. Stay tuned for the next one!
Check out some photos from the day below:
Come celebrate Salter Grove and meet neighbors who appreciate our beautiful park as much as you do!
Bring your favorite dish to a Potluck BBQ Picnic at Salter Grove on Saturday, July 15th, from 4 p.m. until sunset (rain date August 5th). Grills will be available for searing your meats and vegetables. Posting your dish at goo.gl/YGJAsr will guarantee the ultimate bayside smorgasbord!
Activities will include face painting by Marc Kohler (also a Gaspee historian), frisbee, horseshoes, bocce, and a lucky draw. Feel free to bring bubble makers, beach balls, and organize games that you enjoy for outdoor fun with new friends.
Don’t forget sunscreen, bug spray, and plenty of liquid refreshments for a comfortable stay.
The Warwick Parks and Recreation Department will provide extra picnic tables for the occasion, but bring your lawn chairs and blankets so you can enjoy the park from any vantage point.
If you’d like to enjoy the fun and help out at the same time, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or when you arrive.
Help clean up Warwick’s shorelines this summer! Each week Save The Bay and the Town of Warwick will be at a different shoreline cleaning up and having fun in the sun. The Cleanups will happen every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 starting June 8th and going through August 24th. Volunteers are going to be working on Rocky Point, Salter Grove (that’s us!), Conimicut Point, and Oakland Beach, on a rotating schedule.
The first cleanup date at Salter Grove will be June 15. We need volunteers so please sign up on the Save the Bay site here!
Can’t make the June 15 cleanup? Sign up for one of the later events at Salter Grove or other locations here.
Susan Unger and Megan Kane brought 24 fourth graders from St. Peter School to Salter Grove on Friday, May 12 to observe and draw wild animals and plants in their respective habitats. Small groups of students fanned out into the different habitats of the park supervised by their teachers, and FoSG members Peter Becker, Michael Jarvis, and Marina Wong.
“One student said that it was the best field trip he ever had because he was free to explore anywhere he wanted.”
Attention Salter Grove neighbors! You are invited to offer your input on plans to improve George B. Salter Memorial Grove at a meeting on Thursday, April 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at the Pilgrim Senior Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to give your feedback on the following:
• Playground use and equipment upgrade
• Safe access to the breakwater
• Parking lot placement plans
• Any other concerns or ideas you have about the park
Soft drinks, coffee, and snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
Also we ask you to please take a moment to fill out a brief survey about your concerns regarding Salter Grove. Your participation will help us show neighborhood support! CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY (Note: survey will end on April 21.)
The Senior Center is next to the Pilgrim High School athletic field with ample parking.
Click here for directions.