The Civic Center
Boasting 29,000 square feet of open space, the West Warwick Civic Center is host to quite a few exciting events. Car shows, boat shows, flea markets, dog and cat shows, train shows, and sports tournaments are mainstays of the center. With an ice rink on-site, residents can rent out the space for private hockey games or tournaments while the field house offers the same for basketball or other team sports. Additionally, special events like amateur wrestling events are no stranger to the Civic Center, and all residents can enjoy the open skate or open fieldhouse weekly.
Building the U.S. Tex
West Warwick, and similar homes to early American textile mills, had a major part in the formation of the textile industry today. These fledgling mills popped up in an area that would eventually become Warwick in the early 19th century. The success of theses mills, as well as others formed around that time, gave the United States textile industry a serious kick-start. This snowballed into a burgeoning textile trade that rolled on for years and ultimately fed into the success of the billion-dollar industry. A piece of history is found here and lives on today.