- Slater Park
- Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI
- Trailhead: 41°52’14.72″N, 71°20’52.99″W
- First Time Hiked: May 13, 2013
- Last Time Hiked: December 21, 2016
- Approximate distance hiked: 0.8 miles
Slater Park is the crown jewel of Pawtucket parks. In recent years the park has gone through a renaissance with Daggett Farm essentially replacing the former Slater Park Zoo and also becoming home to the Pawtucket Arts Festival. There are several sporting fields here at the park as well as a historical carousel. In the holiday season the park is decorated and becomes very festive. The park also has several walking paths and the Ten Mile River Greenway Bike Path skirts the eastern edge of the path. One of the most recognizable features of the park is the pond and bandstand. For a short walk park in the parking area just west of the bandstand. Cross the road at the crosswalk and follow the walkway a bit, turn to the right, and follow the grass path toward the wooden bridge. The path winds through an area of tall grasses and small ponds before coming to an end. Turn left at the end, being sure to watch your step, and then left again. This park path now returns toward the main pond. Crossing the street again stay to the right and follow the foot path along and above the pond. Soon it winds around the far edge of the pond where you can see the carousel across the roadway. Continuing to follow the footpath around the pond you will pass the boathouse, currently home to the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. Soon the path nears the bandstand before ending at the parking area.
I could not find a map showing the park trails and walks online.
More information can be found here: Slater Park