Sail Newport Opens New Marine Ed. & Recreation Center

On August 30, Sail Newport, along with a slate of Rhode Island dignitaries, officials and supporters, celebrated the opening of its new Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center at Fort Adams State Park in Newport. The new center is designed to facilitate boating and marine education with year-round classrooms and restrooms, plus an upgraded facility that will allow Sail Newport to offer additional public sailing programs and access to the water.

The 8500-square-foot center operates with energy-efficient heating and cooling, solar power, and a rainwater harvesting system for irrigation, boat wash and restroom water.