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Ballard Park Newport RI
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TOP and LEFT PHOTOS: Jennifer Carter; RIGHT: Hayden Pfeiffer
Friends of Ballard Park
Ballard Park is a wild and natural open space of 13 acres located near
the intersection of Hazard and Wickham Roads, directly across from
Rogers High School in Newport, Rhode Island.

The park was deeded as a gift to the City of Newport in 1990
by Carol C. Ballard. It has been designated by deed as an area to
be used for conservation, education and passive recreation.

Its unique features include two 19th century quarries and a diverse variety
of native and introduced plant species. Ballard Park allows for unobtrusive
observation of the abutting 54 acre wildlife refuge
by providing paths suitable for walking and bird watching.