New Parking Slots + Pedestrian Safety

Four new permeable parking slots. 

Construction for the parking safety project was completed on Friday, July 30, by Atlantic Lawn & Garden, who did a very fine job. We are grateful for a grant from The Champlin Foundation, which funded this project.

Large rocks have been placed around the entire perimeter of the parking area and its access road to guide visitors to the 21 designated parking slots. Your cooperation in parking on a side street if all designated slots are occupied will be much appreciated. 

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Closed to Vehicles July 26–28. Sorry for Any Inconvenience!

Salter Grove will be closed to vehicles Monday through Wednesday, July 26-28, while improvements are made for the parking safety project.

The project was approved by Warwick’s Parks and Recreation Department and funded by a grant from The Champlin Foundation.

A team from Atlantic Lawn & Garden will be adding five new permeable paving parking spaces.

Everyone, including pedestrians, should stay well clear of the parking area where heavy equipment will be moving large rocks to guide traffic toward designated parking areas.

Champlin Grant to Fund Parking Safety Project

Vehicle parked on lawn near path to playground 

The Champlin Foundation has awarded $21,053.00 to Friends of Salter Grove for Parking Lot Safety Improvements and Related Landscaping.

With the new playground and repaired causeway, the number of park visitors has increased dramatically. The project will create five additional porous parking spaces and reinforce parking in paved, designated spaces to protect children and other pedestrians.

Landscape plantings and new signage are planned in conjunction with the parking safety project to improve the esthetics of the parking area, which is the first place seen by many park visitors.

Since 1932, The Champlin Foundation has awarded more than $600 million to fund capital projects and equipment for Rhode Island non-profit organizations. These investments have enabled better medical care, improved education, fostered the arts, expanded access to social services, conserved of open spaces, preserved historic buildings, advanced animal welfare and more. Quietly and steadfastly, The Champlin Foundation helps those who do good do more – to the benefit of all. 

If You Want It Done Right…

Passerby Jason was Tom Sawyered into painting several lines

With the new playground and repaired causeway significantly increasing the number of visitors to Salter Grove, parking has become problematic. Cars were parked taking up two spaces, and traffic on the lawn was causing serious rutting and erosion.

With the blessing of the City of Warwick’s Highway Division, FoSG members and other volunteers painted 18 standard parking slots to restore order.

Not bad for amateurs!