Central Coventry Park – Coventry

 

This town park has two very distinct offerings. The first is recreation, with tennis courts, ball fields, picnic sites, and a perimeter walk. The second is Cold War history. This park was once the launch location (PR-69 L) for Nike missiles that defended the city of Providence from Soviet bombers. The walk here is short, but for any history enthusiast it is worth the stop. From the parking area follow the chain link fence of the ball field to the southern tree line and turn left following the grass strip between the fence and trees. Follow the fence line to its end and ahead and to the right is a pine needle covered path. A little further up on the left are the old military buildings. From here follow the road back a few feet and turn right onto the access road. Follow the road pass the cell tower. Soon there is grass on the right. Stay to the right here and a short trail follows the fence along the southwest end of the property returning you to where you began.

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Cold War Ruins (?) Just Off The Trail

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