Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Islands most popular Metropolitan Park. The park offers a beautiful natural environment with spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species. Visitors can make use of a nine hole golf course, an equestrian show area, 18 miles of bridle trails, 355 picnic tables, 11 game fields, and a new performing arts center for weddings, concerts, picnics and special events.

Love the ocean view and the versatility of the trail. We have walked it, rode our bikes, and look forward to going horse back riding.

hiking
3 days ago

walking
1 month ago

A part of the park I've never seen and it was beautiful (May 21st 2017). I walked it this time to give myself time to take it all in. Next time I'm bringing my mountain bike. The trails are well groomed and have a light covering of last Fall's leaves (well crushed and never obscuring the path). It's mostly a flat walk with slight hills and valleys - certainly nothing to hinder anyone who wants to give it a try. I wish the park posted a map at key junction points but the map in this app did the trick perfectly.

Note: don't just look forward or up ... it's also a horse trail and droppings *may* surprise you if you don't look for them. No I did not step in horse poo! LOL.

My most favorite place to walk. I can either stay in the woods, stroll down the beach, or do both in one walk.

walking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Nice easy walk.

walking
3 months ago

Great

4 months ago

5 months ago

walking
8 months ago

on Goddard Park

trail running
9 months ago

Great place for a nice trail run. When the tide is right you can run along the bay. Lots of cross country runners on weekend mornings, so avoid those times if you want a quieter escape.

10 months ago

10 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

walking
Thursday, March 24, 2016

walking
Monday, December 21, 2015

Goddard Park has numerous trails, none of them marked. Unless you are following the beach line, it is possible to get lost. One other use of the trails has been mentioned in the reviews: cross-country skiing.
The forest was planted about 110 years ago. Without the planting, the park would have a much less interesting forest. White pines, especially in the southwest part of the park, are classic, nearly old-growth. Many are up to 120 feet tall or more. The forest is not maintained, which is a shame -- vines grow up large trees in some sections of the park and eventually destroy the trees. It would be a simple job to cut the vines. The trails are maintained. The "five mile" loop could be any of the trails -- the park is roughly 5 miles long. There are an infinite number of possible loop trails. A great walking park.