Home to more than 200 companies and 11,000 jobs, Quonset Business Park is Rhode Island’s leading engine of job creation and economic growth. One of the many reasons Quonset tenants are able to attract and retain so many skilled workers is the park’s extensive list of amenities and ideal location—especially during the summer.
“The amenities here at Quonset give our employees the opportunity to stay healthy and refreshed throughout the work week,” said Amy Greene, a human resources professional with AmWINS Group Benefits a wholesale health insurance broker that moved to the business park in August 2013. “Whether it’s a lunch break by the bay or an afternoon walk on the beach, our employees love taking in the scenic views that Quonset offers.”
• Quonset beaches – Quonset’s many tenants enjoy the sights and sounds of Narragansett Bay from Quonset’s four impressive beaches: Blue Beach, Compass Rose Beach, Spink’s Neck Beach, and Calf Pasture Point Beach. Each beach features its own unique scenery, providing some of the best views that the Ocean State has to offer.
• Allen Harbor Marina – Located in the northeast corner of the Park, the Town of North Kingstown owns and operates the naturally sheltered harbor, which has exceptional views of the Bay. The marina includes 83 moorings, over 100 slips, and there is a boat ramp available for public use.
• North Kingstown Golf Course – North Kingstown Golf Course is one of the best public golf facilities in the state. Its classic layout was designed by Walter Johnson, an associate of Donald Ross. It has been recognized by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America as one of the finest former military golf courses in the country.
• Quonset bike paths – The park features two tranquil bike paths: the Quonset bike path and the North Kingstown bike path. The paved paths are 2.5 and 1.3 miles long, respectively, and take travelers through Quonset’s serene Calf Pasture Point nature area.
• History at your fingertips – The park itself features several historical and cultural venues, including the Seabee Memorial Park and the revolutionary-era Allen Madison House. And the stone for the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. was cut right here at Quonset!
• Rhode Island Fast Ferry – Whether you are headed to Martha’s Vineyard or want to get an up-close look at the lighthouses on Narragansett Bay, there is no better way to do it then heading out from the Rhode Island Fast Ferry location at the end of Roger Williams Way.
• A place to rest your head – Opened in April 2011, the TownePlace Suites by Marriott was the first LEED certified hotel in the state. The 104-key extended stay hotel offers moderately priced accommodations and on-site amenities such as a breakfast buffet area, indoor pool, fitness room, outdoor patio and guest laundry.
• Wide World of Indoor Sports –Wide World of Indoor Sports provides a state-of-the-art training facility for all ages and abilities. The facility boasts five indoor turf fields allowing it to host a variety of sports year-round, including softball, soccer, volleyball, and football to name a few. Wide World of Indoor Sports’ adult leagues are a fun way for employees and community members to stay active.
These are just a few of the great amenities Quonset has to offer. Visit www.Quonset.com to learn more about the many benefits Quonset tenants enjoy.
The best part? Getting to Quonset couldn’t be easier! Quonset Business Park offers direct access to R.I. Rte. 4 and I-95 from the new four lane highway, Rte. 403. Come visit us this summer, and see how much we have to offer you and your growing business.
Steven King, PE, is the managing director of the Quonset Development Corp., North Kingstown, R.I.