Attention Park-Goers, Friend Groups, and All City Residents: The Partnership is getting Social!
Follow along in the new year as we roll out all-new social media initiatives on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Join our Playful Parks People as we play in as many city parks as we can during our 100 Parks in 100 Days campaign! Where will we turn up next? Don’t miss out on any happenings in your local park—following us means following the fun!
Dear Park Friends,
The Partnership for Providence Parks (PPP) is filled with playful staff, playful parks and playful friends. We invite you to watch our Playful Parks People video for 2016 to see us all playing in our city’s vibrant parks. Playful Parks People will be playing once again in our city’s 113 parks in 2017. Will you be one of them?
You can read the full Newsletter HERE!
The Partnership for Providence Parks is collaborating with the City of Providence’s Department of Parks + Recreation and Healthy Communities Office and Providence Children’s Museum for a third exciting summer of Providence PlayCorps in neighborhood parks across the city. PlayCorps is seeking energetic summer Play Leaders and Interns to facilitate and support creative and rewarding play experiences for Providence youth in conjunction with the free federal summer meals program.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Visit www.PlayCorps.org to learn more about Providence PlayCorps.
Providence PlayCorps 2016 is supported by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the City of Providence’s Department of Parks + Recreation and Healthy Communities Office, a Health Equity Zone grant through the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Museum, and the Rhode Island Foundation.
Join community partners including the Friends of Camden Avenue Park, the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation, the Partnership for Providence Parks and the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation. Celebrate winter and all of the beautiful and green park fixes recently made in the park and made possible by the generosity of the Robbins de Beaumont Foundation, the City of Providence and Green Circle Design.
Attendees of all ages will enjoy a campfire, roasted marshmallows, hot cocoa, provided by Delsie Catering, making fire themed art, a spectacular fire show by Circus Dynamics, and a playful winter obstacle course designed and programmed by Laid Back Fitness, which generously donated its design services and labor to offer an active winter playscape within the park. Other playful winter art will be on view, created by visual artist Olivia Sullivan. Winter Fire is free and open to all and is part of Playful Providence 2016. The event is made possible by a National Environmental Education Foundation Everyday Event Grant sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales
Friends of Camden Avenue Park is a Park Friends’ Group dedicated to creating a safe, healthy and creative community through the redevelopment of their park. To learn more about the Friends of Camden Ave Park, please contact Jean Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org. Playful Providence is a yearlong, citywide celebration of play commemorating Providence’s status as a
Playful City for the fourth consecutive year. This recognition from KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America’s children, honors cities and towns that make play a priority. Playful Providence events held throughout the year engage kids and families across the city in play, plus draw attention to the important role that parks and community organizations have in making great places to play. 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) and East Side/ Mt. Hope YMCA, with support from other community partners.
Dear Park Friends,
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Join a FREE day of open-ended play to welcome summer and kick off Playful Providence 2015 – a citywide celebration of play!
– Create with an interesting assortment of everyday “loose parts” like sticks and branches, cardboard boxes, fabric and other open-ended materials. Build forts, design structures, invent imaginative playthings and more!
– Blow bubbles, build fairy houses, create chalk art, and explore other playful activity stations.
– Enjoy lively music: Miss Katie from playScience from 11 AM-12 PM, Joe’s Backyard Band from 12-2 PM and Dom LaColla from 2-3 PM.
– And MUCH more!
Bring a picnic and play for awhile!
Other partners include Elmhurst Clean & Green/Friends of Fargnoli Park, and thank you to event supporters Capucine and Delsie Catering and Events.