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Register here for Earth Day Spring Cleaning

Earth Day Spring Cleaning Buttons 2014

Volunteer and use your Earth Day Spring Cleaning 2014 Button for a one time free admission to the RWP Zoo, Botanical Center, and Natural History Museum; free rides on RIPTA April 26 and 27, 2014, 20% discount at Flatbread company on April 26 and 27, 2014; bring in a reusable coffee cup for a free coffee at Seven Stars April 26 and 27, 2014; receive 15% off your meal at  Uno Chicago Grill (Warwick) on April 26 and 27, 2014; receive a discount on groceries at Eastside Marketplace when you use reusable bag and show your button, April 26 and 27, 2014. and; the first 100 Earth Day Volunteers to show their button at the WBRU Earth Day Show: Bleacher on April 29th at the Met, get into the show for free.

Summer PlayCorps positions available – click here!

 Providence Parks Academy 2014 Schedule available HERE  and Registration available HERE  (updated 2.25.14)

The Urban Refuge Workshop will be combined with the March 22nd 9-12 in Charlestown. Also, Community Gardening workshop will be held at SSCLT 109 Somerset Street, Providence

 If you, your organization, or business is interested in volunteering in a Providence Park, Please email us Here

What a Creative City!

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The Partnership for Providence Parks, along with the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy and Providence Parks Department, was thrilled to bring visual artist Nina Bovasso to the annual City Tree Lighting festivities at The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center on Saturday December 7.

Thank you to  our sponsors and to all who came out to celebrate our volunteers and Community Partners on November 14th, 2013



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Thanks to all who volunteered for the Color Run to benefit the Partnership for Providence Parks. We are so grateful to all of you!.


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Thank you to all who made Playful Providence Weekend 2013 a success. Pictures on Facebook. Thank you Chamomile Hixon and Helene Miller for the Fabulous Present


Click here for a schedule of Playful Providence events happening at parks and recreation venues across the city. Click here for a Spanish version

 Harriet and Sayles event to be rescheduled to October 19th

Playful Providence is a 5-month citywide celebration of play commemorating Providence’s status as a Playful City, a recognition that honors cities and towns that make play a priority. Playful Providence is planned by the Partnership for Providence Parks in collaboration with Providence Children’s Museum, the City of Providence (Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, Healthy Communities Office and Office of Sustainability), Providence parks groups, Kidoinfo and other partners.

This summer, discover Providence Parks. There are so many things going on in our City Parks and more listed in Events and Posts here! Also, check out all the free fitness classes.


The Partnership for Providence Parks is a new initiative of the Providence Department of Parks and 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 and 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.