Roger Williams Park

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Roger Williams Park information

Providence , USA
1000 Elmwood Ave
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In 1871, Betsey Williams, great-great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Providence, donated her farm to the city as a public park. Today this 430-acre expanse of greenery, only a short drive south of Providence, includes lakes and ponds, forest copses and broad lawns, picnic grounds, the Planetarium and Museum of Natural History , an operating Victorian Carousel, greenhouses and Williams’ cottage..

The park's main attraction is the Roger Williams Park Zoo , which is home to more than 600 animals (polar bear, giraffes, lemurs) and performs some interesting conservation work.