Wilcox Park

71 High St
Westerly RI  02891

Phone: (401) 596-8590

Wilcox Park is a park and arboretum located at 71 ½ High Street, Westerly, Rhode Island. It is open to the public at all times, without fee, and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973 as Wilcox Park Historic District. The historic district includes 84 houses/buildings of the neighborhood surrounding the park covering a 50acre area, including the main post office and public library of the town of Westerly.HistoryWilcox Park was the 1898 bequest of Harriet Wilcox, widow of Stephen Wilcox. The latter invented the non-explosive boiler and founded, along with fellow West'lyan Herman Babcock, the giant engineering firm of Babcock & Wilcox, and was a major funder of the Romanesque Westerly Public Library, which faces the park and was built in 1892.Wilcox Park was designed in 1898 by Warren H. Manning, who had been until 1896 an associate of Frederick Law Olmsted, and originally dominated by plants native to the region. However in the 1960s efforts began to develop the park as an arboretum. Current specialties include a dwarf conifer garden, herb garden, garden of the senses, and perennial garden, set off by fine Westerly granite masonry designed by landscape architect Arthur Shurcliff in 1929-1930.

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Summer Pops 2019 - Wilcox Park - Presented by the Chorus of Westerly

Summer Pops 2019 - Wilcox Park - Presented by the Chorus of Westerly
08:00 pm - 06/22/2019

At Wilcox Park

The Chorus of Westerly's 39th Annual Summer Pops takes place Sat, June 22, 2019. Pre show at 6 pm, main show at 8 pm. Featuring Conductor Andrew Howell, the Chorus...

Summer Pops 2020 - The 40th Pops - Presented by the Chorus of Westerly

Summer Pops 2020 - The 40th Pops - Presented by the Chorus of Westerly
12:00 pm - 06/20/2020

At Wilcox Park

The Chorus of Westerly's historic 40th Annual Summer Pops takes place Sat, June 20, 2020. Pre show at 6 pm, main show at 8 pm. Featuring Conductor Andrew Howell,...

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Summer Pops 2018 - Wilcox Park - Presented by the Chorus of Westerly

Summer Pops 2018 - Wilcox Park - Presented by the Chorus of Westerly
08:00 pm - 06/23/2018

At Wilcox Park

The Chorus of Westerly's 38th Annual Summer Pops takes place Sat, June 23, 2018. Pre show at 6 pm, main show at 8 pm. Featuring Conductor Andrew Howell, the Chorus...

Moonrise Kingdom - Movies in the Park

Moonrise Kingdom - Movies in the Park
07:00 pm - 09/02/2017

At Wilcox Park

The United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents the final movie of the 2017 Movies in the Park series; Moonrise Kingdom. Join us...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (501st Legion) - Movies in the Park

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (501st Legion) - Movies in the Park
07:00 pm - 08/26/2017

At Wilcox Park

The United Theatre, in partnership with the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents the fourth movie of the 2017 Movies in the Park series; Rogue One: A Star Wars...

Moana (Sing-Along Luau) - Movies in the Park

Moana (Sing-Along Luau) - Movies in the Park
08:00 pm - 07/21/2017

At Wilcox Park

The United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents the second movie of the 2017 Movies in the Park series; Disney's Moana. Join us on...

The Princess Bride (Quote-Along) - Movies in the Park

The Princess Bride (Quote-Along) - Movies in the Park
08:00 pm - 07/08/2017

At Wilcox Park

The United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents the first movie of the 2017 Movies in the Park series; The Princess Bride. Join us...

United Folk Festival

United Folk Festival
12:00 pm - 07/01/2017

At Wilcox Park

The 2017 United Folk Festival, The United Theatre's signature, FREE music festival, is set to take place on Saturday, July 1st from Noon-9pm in Wilcox Park, downtown...

Virtu Arts Show

Virtu Arts Show
10:00 am - 05/27/2017

At Wilcox Park

Sunday Stroll(er) & Stretch

Sunday Stroll(er) & Stretch
01:00 pm - 05/07/2017

At Wilcox Park

Hey Mommas! I would like to invite all moms in the RI, CT area who are looking to join of group of other mamas & kiddos (dads are welcomed too) to take walks on...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 08/07/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 08/06/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 08/05/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 08/04/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 08/03/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 08/02/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 07/31/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 07/30/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 07/29/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 07/28/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 07/27/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet

Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
08:00 pm - 07/26/2016

At Wilcox Park

The Colonial Theatre of Westerly Presents The 25th Anniversary Season of Shakespeare in the Park HAMLET July 20 through August 7, 2016 Tuesday through Sunday evenings...

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