Erik Rock Thomas Dambo

The Thomas Dambo Trolls Are Here!

"Wow what a great project. We felt really welcomed in Rhode Island and managed to make two great recycled sculptures in Ninigret Park. I know they can be a little bit hard to find, but that is on purpose so you can have a fun time searching for them. There are clues you will see that feel trolly, and that's how you know you are on the right path." -Thomas Dambo

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Two giant trolls by world renowned recycle artist, Thomas Dambo, now call South County, RI home. Meet Erik Rock and Greta Grant, South County's new residents that can now be found in Ninigret Park. The park (and trolls) are free to the public. Park near the playground and it's just a short walk to the first troll, Erik Rock, who is situated by Little Ninigret Pond. Then, follow signs toward the Senior Center and find a marker (or follow the clues found on Erik Rock) to find your way to Greta Granite. 

Please be respectful of the trolls. They are ticklish and do not like to be climbed, but please interact with them and go ahead and sit on the nearby stones and have your photo taken. 

More trolls will be coming in the near future, not just to South County, but to the rest of Rhode Island as well. Stay tuned!

If you're looking to make your visit into a mini-getaway, check out our troll itinerary here


Thomas Dambo is internationally known for his beautiful, larger-than-life Trolls made from recycled wood. Currently there are more than 100 Dambo Trolls all over the world, including Denmark, China, France, South Korea, Australia, Chile, Ireland and the USA. Their message of sustainability and stewardship has reached millions of people through visits, social media and stories from international media such as BBC, National Geographic, NPR, The Huffington Post, ABC-TV, Lonely Planet, Treehugger, El País, Reforma and more.

Dambo is recycle activist artist and his goal is to create art that inspires people to explore nature that also illustrates how trash can be turned into something beautiful.