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Recreation and Beaches

Recreation Committee

Stuart Gilfillen, Chairperson - Term Expires 4/15/2022 E-MAIL Stu
Edward Sevigny, Vice-Chair - Term Expires 4/15/2020
Dana Coute, Secretary - Term Expires 4/15/2022
Rachel McGarty, Treasurer - Term Expires 4/15/2020
Chris Roemlein - Term Expires 4/15/2021
Daniel Bossolt - Term Expires 4/15/2022
Robert Sedoma - Term to Expire 4/15/2022

Recreation Coordinator:  Sarah Dwyer - E-mail:


1. Lifeguard Training:
12/27 6pm-9pm swim test and intro
12/28 9am-5pm rescue skills
12/29 9am-5pm CPR/AED FA, written test, scenarios
This is a blended learning class an has 7 hours of online training in addition to the classroom/pool time.
You must sign up for the class by 12/23.

2.Lifeguard re-certification:
12/30 8:30am-3:30pm

3.Lifeguard Training:
1/3 6pm-8:30pm swim test and intro
1/5 9am-3pm rescue skills
1/12 9am-3pm CPR/AED FA
1/19 9am-3pm written test scenarios
This is a blended learning class an has 7 hours of online training in addition to the classroom/pool time.

4. Lifeguard Training:
2/20 6pm-9pm swim test and intro
2/21 9am-5pm rescue skills
2/22 9am-5pm CPR/AED FA, written test, scenarios
This is a blended learning class an has 7 hours of online training in addition to the classroom/pool time.
You must sign up for the class by 2/17.

5.Lifeguard re-certification:
2/23 8:30am-3:30pm

You can sign up for class by calling the Newport Y at 401-847-9200.
Lifeguard Training classes are $295
Lifeguard re-cert classes are $100

If you have any questions please contact:

Jim Farrell
President USLA New England region
Director Little Compton Town Beaches

NEW Field/Facility Request Policy.  There will be NO Facilities Meeting.  All information is outlined in the Tiverton Field Reservation Information document.

  • Tiverton Field Reservation & Field Use Hierarchy Information
  • Recreational Facility Use Request Form




Tiverton Town Farm
Main Road, South Tiverton. Handicapped accessible - Sandy playground for all ages, tennis (4 courts - lighted), baseball fields (2) Sylvia Field and Lepointe Field), softball field (1) Daniels Field), soccer fields (2), 1/3 mile walking track (lighted). Organizations: Tiverton Little League, Tiverton Youth Soccer, Rhode Island Women's Soccer League.

Pocasset Field
Main Road, North Tiverton. Multi-purpose. Regulation baseball field, softball field, soccer field, basketball court. Sandy playground for all ages (under school dept. stewardship). Organizations: Sakonnet Independent Baseball, Tiverton Little League, Tiverton Youth Soccer, Tiverton High School Baseball/Soccer, Tiverton Connie Mack Baseball.

Fort Barton Field
Lawton Ave. Little League baseball field, soccer auxiliary field. Organizations: Tiverton Little League, Tiverton Youth Soccer.

Bulgarmarsh Recreation Area
New Bulgarmarsh Park off Bulgarmarsh Road and Roosevelt Drive. Softball Field (lighted), (2) Lighted basketball courts, playground for small children, skate park, and a ΒΌ mile walking track. Organizations: Tiverton Men's Softball League, Sakonnet Schooners Football, Tiverton Sunday Morning Softball.

Bayview Playground
West Hooper St., North Tiverton. Multi-purpose. Playground.

South Field
East Road, behind Fire Station. Little League baseball field. Organizations: Tiverton Little League.

Florence St. Area
Florence St., East Tiverton. Multi Purpose, open area (undeveloped). Organizations: Tiverton Little League.



Town beaches are open on weekends starting Memorial Day, and 7 days per week starting June 22, through Labor Day. Lifeguards, when available, will be on duty between 9 AM and 4 PM at Grinnell’s and Fogland beaches (see below). When lifeguards are not available, people swim at their own risk, as posted on signs. Non-residents are charged a parking fee (see below). Resident stickers are available at Fogland Beach when open.

Dogs are NOT allowed on beaches during beach season. Dogs are allowed during off-season and in off-beach areas, but should be leashed.

Open fires are NOT allowed.

Grinnell's Beach
Small, family-oriented beach on the Sakonnet River. Easy access to the beach and facilities. Located off Main Road (Route 77), just south of the newly restored Stone Bridge Pier, this small crescent of beach has a restroom facility with showers and changing rooms, a children's play area, and a lifeguard in the summer at a designated swimming area. There is a nice view of the Sakonnet River and Gould Island. Fishing at adjacent Stone Bridge Pier.

Services: Restrooms, food & beverage service (seasonal), sun-shade pavilion.

Parking: Space for approximately 50 cars, including 2 handicapped parking spaces. Gate open at 9 AM, closed after 10 PM.

Parking Fees (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend)

Rhode Island Residents: No Fee.
Non-RI Residents: $10 per day on weekdays.
$15 per day on weekends and holidays. 
$5 per day for motorcycles. 

Fogland Beach

Larger beach located off Fogland Road/Three Rod Way.  Provides an excellent windsurfing area and beautiful views of the Sakonnet River. Primary use: public beach. Other uses: fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, wind-surfing, and kite-surfing.

Services: Restrooms, food & beverage vendors (seasonal), playground, picnic tables. 
Note: there are no trash receptacles so please; carry-in . . .carry-out.

Parking: Space for approximately 200 cars.

Parking Fees (Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekend):

Tiverton Residents: No Fee (resident sticker available at beach)
Non-Tiverton Residents: $10 per day on weekdays.
$15 per day on weekends and holidays. 
$5 per day for motorcycles. 
$25 per day for RVs.

Open Space Areas

Fogland Marsh
A link to the Fogland Marsh from The Nature Conservancy:http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/

Ft. Barton Revolutionary War Redoubt and Woods

Entrance on Highland Road (across from Town Hall), Tiverton, RI
Primary uses: Experience the original earthern mounds of the Revolutionary War redoubt and view the Sakonnet River area from observation tower. Hike/walk on marked trails in the 82-acre Ft. Barton Woods.
Regulations: Dogs must be leashed or under positive control. No motorized vehicles. No bikes.
Open: Sunrise to sunset.
Parking: Yes.
Parking fee: No.
Services: None.

Download Ft. Barton Woods Trail map and directions

Download Ft. Barton Woods Cultural History and Natural Communities

During the American Revolution these "Tiverton highlands" represented an important strategic location for preventing an invasion of the mainland across the narrow Sakonnet River strait by British Forces who occupied Aquidneck Island. This historic landmark is at the crest of hill near the entrance. An outlook tower now stands among the original Revolutionary War earthen mounds allowing for an expansive view of the Sakonnet River and beyond.

The Fort Barton Woods natural area is a mature, mixed hardwood forest, with some trees exceeding 100 years of age. Given the variety of conditions -- exposed bedrock, streams, slopes, and upland soil -- there is a diverse assemblage of woodland herbaceous plants and shrubs throughout Fort Barton Woods. Trails in the natural areas include rustic foot bridges, sloped inclines and rocky paths that require stamina and sure footing for safe passage.

Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area

Seapowet Ave, South Tiverton
Primary use: Conservation area or wildlife refuge
Other uses: Historic interest, fishing, hiking/walking
Services: Boat ramp
Parking: Yes

Located off Seapowet Avenue, this refuge area includes a variety of coastal habitats.There is a parking area along a cobble beach north of the bridge over the Seapowet Riverand walking or driving access to Seapowet Point. There is a marsh on the point, popular for shellfishing. The beach is a good spot for walking, fishing, bird watching, or enjoying the view of the river. There is also a small gravel boat launch ramp south of the bridge that provides access to an extensive salt marsh and tidal creek area.

Weetamoo Woods

Entrances on East Road, Lake Road and Lafayette Road, Tiverton, RI
Primary use: Hiking/walking on marked trails.
Other uses: Horseback riding on marked trails. Dogs must be leashed or under positive control. No motorized vehicles.
Open: Sunrise to sunset.
Parking: Yes.
Parking fee: No.
Services: None.

Download Weetamoo Woods Natural Communities

Download Weetamoo Woods Trail Map and directions

Weetamoo Woods is over 750 acres of varied habitats, including rare coastal oak-holly forest and an Atlantic white cedar swamp. There are 5+ miles of walking trails. Part of the original Pocasset Purchase roadway (ca. 1685) is still visible, along with cellar holes and the remains of a village sawmill. Grasslands research is being conducted on a 12-acre parcel within the woods. Weetamoo was the last sachem of the Pocasset Tribe of Wampanoag Indians. She supported the Great Sachem, Metacom (King Philip), in the King Philip's War and died in that conflict.

Tiverton has 3 of these Top 10 Rhode Island hikes.


Bike ROUTE through Portsmouth and Tiverton that crosses the new Sakonnet River Bridge.




Tiverton Youth Soccer 

Sarah Marion  samarion@cox.net  569-4393
Bob Levesque  rmlevesque@cox.net  465-3095

Tiverton Little League
David J. Paull, President
Email: TivertonLittleLeague@Gmail.com
Phone: 401-252-9232
FaceBook LINK

Tiverton Little League Softball

Bristol Lady Bulldogs
Shannon Silva

NEAUU/Sakonnet Tigers
Travis Greene  tsgreene56@hotmail.com  451-3915

Tiverton Men's Softball League
Ken Dias  fhcoach1@cox.net  418-0319
Ted Fitzpatrick

Tiverton Whiffleball League


Alan Doucet  alanjdoucet@gmail.com
Josh Mello

Rhode Island Women's Soccer League
Steph Nocon

Tiverton Junior Basketball
Joe Perry-President


Tiverton Little League Tournaments
Tom Perella tperella@juno.com

Tiverton Youth Soccer Festivals
John Cordeiro  jtcordeiro@aol.com
Rochelle Deschenes



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