Wickham Woodlands open house

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  • Photos by Robert G. Breese A old stone chapel sits at the edge of Wickham Lake and is now part of the Warwick's new park named Wickham Woodlands.

  • A new bench sits at the shoreline of Wickham Lake on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20.

  • Warwicks newest park named Wickham Woodlands has many picnic tables and barneques with a view of Wickham Lake.

  • Warwick resident Luke Mino checks out the new kayak/canoe launch at the town's newest park called Wickham Woodlands.

  • Two people cycling along the bike path that surrounds the former Mid-Orange Correctional facility grounds on Sunday afternoon. The path is part of the Town of Warwick's new park named Wickham Woodlands.

  • People entering the Town of Warwick's new park, named Wickham Woodlands, will still see the guard towers and other buildings that were once part of the Mid-Orange Correctional Facility.

WARWICK — From 1 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 26, Warwick residents are invited to explore the town’s newest recreation area at the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility.

This 733-acre parcel is a public/private partnership that will have businesses as well as public areas.

Wickham Woodlands park comprises about 50 acres, which include a floating dock for canoes, kayaks and sailboats, picnic area with grill areas, bicycle lanes and hiking/walking trails.

Beautiful People, an organization for adaptive sports for children with disabilities, will hold a baseball game near where they will build its new field.

Town buses will travel between areas, also providing a tour of the Corporate Park.

Local food vendors will be on hand to provide nourishment throughout the day.

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