Rhode Island Foundation works to restore Roger Williams Park
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The Rhode Island Foundation is working to restore Roger Williams Park.
The foundation says it received more than $3.3 million in new donations since launching its campaign to restore the park a year ago, bringing the total amount raised to more than $7.8 million.
It set a $10 million goal to mark a yearlong celebration of the foundation's centennial anniversary.
A historic bandstand at the park's Roosevelt Lake recently reopened after extensive renovations.
A tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday under the bandstand's new roof.
Foundation president Neil Steinberg says it made sense to commemorate the centennial by paying tribute to a beloved landmark.
The restoration plans include improvements to the park's entrances, new signs, expanded bicycle paths and repairs to several of the park's buildings.