We Need You!

Volunteer for The Color Run!banner_2015_city_4

The Color Run will take place September 27th, 2015. We need your help in getting runners registered before the event as well as activities during the race. All volunteers who sign up as affiliates of the Partnership will receive a FREE bib to run in the race! Learn more about the event and sign up to volunteer.


Fitness in the Parks

Fitness in the Parks is back for a 3rd season of FREE fitness classes held in neighborhood parks across Providence through the end of August. Instructors of many different fitness backgrounds and expertise volunteer their time to host fitness classes in the parks. Learn more, and see a schedule of classes.

Providence PlayCorps

Join Providence PlayCorps for the 2nd summer of a successful collaboration to activate low-income neighborhood parks across the city with free play, art and creative exploration in conjunction with the free federal summer meals program. Learn more.

Pop-Up Play Day

Thanks to all of the partners and supporters who made Providence’s 3rd annual Pop-Up Play Day a huge success! See event photos on Facebook.

Unicorns are Here!

Join the search for The Missing Unicorn in parks and community organizations across Providence as part of Unicorns in Residence: Providence, an interactive citywide art experience.


The Partnership for Providence Parks is an initiative of the Providence Department of Parks + Recreation to support volunteer groups (Friends) who seek to improve their communities by investing in their neighborhood parks. The Partnership is comprised of these Friends groups, local businesses, universities, community organizations and the Providence Department of Parks + Recreation. Ultimately, we want to help each group grow their ability to help their park and also become part of a larger network that can pool resources, share best practices and create phenomenal parks throughout the city.

If you or your organization/business is interested in volunteering in a Providence park, please click here.