On Saturday April 26 the Main Street Association of East Greenwich participated in an annual Earth Day Cleanup as part of our continuing commitment towards community enhancement. In coordination with the Town of East Greenwich the MSA traditionally does 2-3 cleanups of this nature a year. This event took place at Scalloptown Park and focused on cleaning it and the area along the waterfront including Crompton Ave & Rocky Hollow Road.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t know we had our cleanup planned for that day and wasn’t willing to cooperate with us.
But despite less than ideal weather conditions and a reduced crew of volunteers, it wasn’t going to be a determent. Braving cold, damp, and raw conditions with a steady persistent rain volunteers from the MSA, Town of East Greenwich Planning Board, and the Brusini family were able to make the best of it and still have successful event. The cleanup was able to garner over 8 bags of trash and 4 tires.
Established in 2009 and located off Rocky Hollow Road at the site of the old town dump, Scalloptown Park could easily be considered one of the hidden gems of East Greenwich. Sprawling 12 acres; there is a bike path, trails for walking, and an amazing view of the waterfront. Great for walks, hikes, or even a picnic it really is one of those quaint little areas that makes our town such a great place.
Visitors are reminded; however, while there may be a temptation to do so, Scalloptown is not a ‘leash free’ park. Like the rest of East Greenwich, dogs are required to be leashed at all times, please be mindful of this while enjoying the park so that we all may enjoy the park as a community.