Events & Rentals

From intimate birthday parties to the large walk-a-thons, special events take place nearly every day at Rhode Island's network of state parks.

Picnic Site, Shelter & Field Rentals

Picnic table overlooking Olney Pond at Lincoln Woods State Park

Designated picnic areas within state parks are available on a first-come, first-served basis or available by reservation.

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Special Use Policy & Permits

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Get the steps for hosting your next event at a state park - including weddings, family reunions, photography workshops, group fitness classes, corporate functions, or any other type of large gathering or commercial event.

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Small Business Permits

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Looking to offer your small businesses services to park patrons? Register your food truck, photography, picnic company, bounce house, and outdoor recreation company today!

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Ideas to Get Outdoors

A man stands at the accessible fishing area at Lincoln Woods State Park

There are lots of fun activities you can do right from your home, backyard, or neighborhood. Try some of these activities on your own or with your family!

Ideas for getting outside