- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Foundation has donated a grant to help restore Warwick’s iconic Rocky Point arch, which will be receiving a much-needed face-lift.

Marking its 100th anniversary, the foundation announced grants to several communities at a press conference underneath the arch on Thursday afternoon. The Rocky Point Foundation will receive $5,620 to renovate the 60-foot-tall arch.

The arch is one of 11 that were used to help relay information at the 1964-1965 World’s Fair in Flushing, New York. It’s unclear how it made its way to Warwick.

Once a popular amusement park, Rocky Point is now owned by the state. The 120-acre property is being transformed into an active public space with bike and walking trails.

Mayor Scott Avedisian says Rocky Point means so much to the community and state.

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