South Kingstown, Rhode Island, is almost a stereotype of a small New England town. The town is old, having been founded in 1722, and until very recently was governed by town meetings. Other than age, there's not a lot to distinguish the town, except that it's a very nice place. South Kingstown has 30,000 people and is on the ocean, like most of the state.
It is a tourist town, with broad, flat beaches and soft sand. The town is a relatively short drive from Boston, a nice little town for a weekend get-away. It is also an easy drive to Providence and Newport Beach, as well as a couple of large casinos. There are a few art galleries in town, a small museum, a marina, and lots of beach access. It is a great town for a long weekend.
If you go to South Kingstown and you have your dog, you should be aware that dogs are not allowed on the beaches of Rhode Island from April 1 through the end of October. Fortunately, there is a nice dog park in South Kingstown where your dog can stretch her legs and have a good time.
South Kingstown Dog Park is a 1.50-acre park. It is a broad, flat meadow, with some areas of sand and gravel. There are plenty of poop bags and a few benches. There are also a few half-buried boulders for dogs to climb on and jump. There are some trees on the edge of the park, but beyond that, the park is a broad expanse of grassy meadow. It is the perfect place to play frisbee with your dog.
The dog park is split in two, with a smaller section of the park for smaller dogs. South Kingstown Dog Park is set out in much the same way, except that the small dog section has a non-working fire hydrant in the middle of the park. The perfect place for a little dog to piddle on!
South Kingstown Dog Park was created from money raised by local volunteers. The city maintains the park, but the volunteers also help out. They have recently improved the fencing and can be found making sure that their park is kept in good condition. It is unusually well-maintained, and looks more like a lawn than a dog park.