Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy Rescheduled to April 27th, 10-2 PM
Riverside Park Rescheduled to April 27th, 12-5 PM
Peace and Plenty Park Rescheduled April 27, 12-4
Broad Street Rescheduled to May 3, 9:00am to 3:00pm
All Tree Plantings Rescheduled TBA
Fargnoli Park/Elmhurst Rescheduled to May 10, 9 am-12 pm
Manton Bend Rescheduled to May 3rd, 9-11 AM
Neutaconkanut Recreation Area Will do part 2 (the skate party) on May 4, 11-1
Viscolosi Park Rescheduled to May 3rd, 9-12 PM
West Elmwood http://viagraonline2015shopusa.com Housing Rescheduled to May 3rd, 9-12 PM
Gladys Potter will finish their clean-up on May 3rd, 9-12 PM
The Providence Neighborhood Planting Program
Spring 2014 Planting Schedule
The rain date is Saturday May 10. Plantings will be postponed to this date due to extreme weather conditions (torrential rain, heavy wind, and/or lightning) only.
Saturday April 5
8:00 am Westminster Street planting. Meet at 967 Westminster Street.
10:30 am Tobey Street planting. Meet at 498 Broadway.
12:30 pm Cypress Street planting. Meet at 112 Knowles Street.
Saturday April 12
8:00 am College Hill planting. Meet at 111 Lloyd Ave.
12:30 pm Fox Point planting. Meet at 15 East Street.
Saturday April 26
8:00 am Elmwood Ave planting. Meet at 206 Elmwood Ave (on Plenty Street).
10:30am Potters Ave planting. Meet at 404 Potters Ave
12:30 pm Broad Street planting. Meet at 1331 Broad Street.
Saturday May 3
8:00 am Elmhurst planting. Meet at 785 Academy Ave.
11:00 am Wanskuck planting. Meet at 2 Crandall Street.
The Partnership for Providence Parks is teaming up with the City of Providence’s Department of Parks and Recreation and Healthy Communities Office and Providence Children’s Museum for an exciting summer of play in Providence parks. The Partnership is seeking energetic summer PlayCorps Interns to facilitate and support creative and rewarding play experiences for Providence youth.
Deadline, May 21st
Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Providence Parks and Recreation, Partnership for Providence Parks, Serve Rhode Island, Johnson and Wales University, Whole Foods, Center for Ecosystem Restoration, US Fish and Wildlife Urban Refuge Partnership, WBRU and RIPTA
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; receive 15% off your meal at Uno Chicago Grill (Providence) on April 26 and 27, 2014; receive a discount on groceries at Eastside Marketplace when you use reusable bag April 26 and 27, 2014s.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 mostly from 9-12. Registration will be available soon on the Serve
Rhode Island Website soon. Participating organizations and parks include:
|Avenue Concept Kennedy Plaza Rink||The Avenue Concept will run an Earth Day clean up of the Kennedy Plaza Skating Rink, we will partner with the City of PVD and use volunteers who use the facility during the summer at The Avenue Sandwich. We will pick up trash, repaint damage railing, and do min landscaping as needed.||Kennedy Plaza||Avenue Concept www.theavenueconcept.com|
|Avenue Concept westminster street6/10 underpass||Last year 2 RI artists painted 2 50’ murals on Westminster st under route 6/10 over the course of the year there have been a number of accidents, and DOT bridge updates that have caused damage and debris to gather around the 2 walls. The Avenue Concept will work with volunteers and the original artists to restore the murals, pick up trash, and work together to improve the daily commutes using large scale urban art.||RT 10/6 Westminster Street underpass||Avenue Concept www.theavenueconcept.com|
|Avenue Concept westminster street Thornedale||During 2014 Earthday, the Pearl Garden with it’s new direction from Jesse the new resident farmer will have a work day with volunteers from the community to start rebuilding beds, and do the annual spring clean up of the sidewalk area that is the neighborhood dumping ground since there is no sidewalk, and the City with not install one. So we plan to remove weeds, and build small plant beds were we will plant flowers, paint parts of the fence and invite community members to work together.||304 Lockwood Street||Avenue Concept www.theavenueconcept.com|
|Blackstone Woods||We’re planning two activities for children (one for k-grade 3 and one for grade 4 -7) centered on recycling and care of the environment. We will also be setting up a “Reading Corner” at the event with children’s books about the environment. Funds will be used for the purchase of books, printing of handouts on recycling for parents and children, and materials needed for the two activities.||636 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906||Blackstone ParkConservancy www.Blackstoneparkconservancy.org|
|Broad Street||Quisqueya en Accion|
|Brown Street Park||8th Annual Spring Clean up and planting||207 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02906||Friends of Brown Street Park
|Bucklin Park||General park litter clean up and plantings focused in the following areas: entrance to the recreation center and butterfly garden.||109 Bucklin Street, Providence, RI 02907||Friends of Bucklin Park Facebook|
|Cabral Park||The Vartan Gregorian Elementary School PTO is planning our Spring Clean-Up Day at the school and adjoining Cabral Park, for Saturday April 12.e planting and beautification of the park.||515 Wickenden Street, Providence, RI 02903||Vartan Gregorian Elementary School PTO, working in partnership with Friends of Cabral Park Friends of Cabral Park Facebook|
|Corliss Park||Annual Spring Clean up of Corliss Park||30 Corina Street, Providence, RI 02908||Friends of Corliss Park https://www.facebook.com/pages/Corliss-Park|
|CityWALK/Jewelry District||The clean-up’s components include: tree pruning, tree well clean-up, and mulching; street gutter and sidewalk leaf raking and debris removal||CityWALK|
|Davey Lopes Recreation Center and Park||Clean up and planting at park and community garden||62 TANNER ST|
|Dexter Training Ground||Clean up and planting bulbs and plants around the Monument at DTG and the trees||65 Dexter Street, Providence, RI 02909||Friends of Dexter Training Ground www.wbna.org|
|General Street Playgorund||Painting and beautification Projects at Generalal Street We will attach empty 2 liter soda bottles to the fence with plastic ties and then fill them with dirt and geraniums.||11 West Drive 02904||Creative Kids After School Program|
|Elmwood Ave Tree Planting||To prepare for the street tree planting with volunteers, PNPP conducts training sessions in the weeks prior, demonstrating the proper planting methods and long term care for the trees.||206 Elmwood Avenue||Providence Neighborhood Planting Partnership|
|TBA Tree Planting||To prepare for the street tree planting with volunteers, PNPP conducts training sessions in the weeks prior, demonstrating the proper planting methods and long term care for the trees.||TBA||Providence Neighborhood Planting Partnership|
|Fargnoli Park||Park and neighborhood clean-up, landscaping improvements. Activities and games for kids.||237 Jastram Street, Providence, RI 02908||Elmhurst Clean & Green www.elmhurstcleanandgreen.com or Facebook|
|Father Lennon Park Playground||The Smith Hill Community Development Corporation, in collaboration with the Institute for the Study and Practice of Non-Violence (ISPN), the Chad Brown Alumni Association (CBAA), the Smith Hill Library Friends Group (SHF) and the larger community of Smith Hill will be cleaning up the streets of Smith Hill on (or around Earth Day 2014).||60 Camden Avenue, Providence, RI 02908||Smith Hill CDC|
|Gano Street Ball Fields||We will ask little leaguers and their families to join us for the morning to help clean up the Gano Street and Sessions Street baseball fields in preparation for our 2014 season that begins in late April.||163 Gano Street, Providence, RI 02906||FoxPoint ES LL|
|Gano Street Park||Clean up and plantings at Gano Street Park||163 Gano Street, Providence, RI 02906||Fox Point Neighorhood Association|
|Gladys Potter Park||Park Clean up for kids and fmailies. Details TBA||141 Humboldt Avenue, Providence, RI 02906||Friends of Gladys Potter Park|
|Harriet & Sayles/Mary Fogarty School||Clean up and plantings around the school and playground. Children’s activities||370 SAYLES ST||Providence Children’s Initiative|
|India Point Park||Clean up of shoreline and park on Earth Day. Remove flotsam/jetsam. Clear rubbish. Remove graffiti. Repair and paint tables and benches and railings. Mulch around trees and planted beds. ‘Parking lot’ @ 109 India Street||109 India Street, Providence, RI 02903||Friends of India Point Park www.Friendsofindiapointpark.org|
|Joslin Park and Orchard||cleaning up, preparing beds, and planting berries and flowering herbs in the Joslin Community Orchard.||Florence Street||Friends of Joslin Park/Orchards|
|Murphy Trainor Park||Clean up Murphy Trainor Park and plant some phytoremediator plants. Participants will learn which plants are phytoremediators and why they are useful to plant in urban settings. Sets of Phytoremediator flash cards will be printed and available free to participants.||3 MOLTER||Urban Pond Procession www.urbanpondprocession.org|
|Neutaconkanut Recreation Area||Clean up of ballfields and recreation area. Plant some trees and perennials||175 PLAINFIELD ST REAR||Friends of Neutaconkanut Recreation Area|
|Neutaconkanut Hill||Plant Eastern White Pine trees in the meadow areas and slopes of Neutconkanut Hill.
As time allows, volunteers will also participate in trail brushing, removal of invasive plants along the trails, as well as cleanup on Plainfield St. at the King Homestead entrance.
|58 Legion Memorial Drive, Providence, RI 02909||Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy www.nhill.org|
|Patterson Park||Tree and other plantings, annual park clean up and children’s activities||6 PATERSON ST.||Friends of Patterson Park|
|Peace and Plenty Park||We are planning to have a ground breaking for the upcoming Park expansion that day as well as a clean up||69 Peace Street, Providence, RI 02907||Friends of Peace and Plenty Park|
|Roger Williams Park||Serve Rhode Siland Clean up||1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02905||Serve RI Roger Williams Park Conservancy|
|Save The Bay Center||100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence RI 02907||Save The Bay|
|The Wild Place||Clearing invasives, planting and mulching||170 Cemetery Street, Providence, RI 02904||Friends of the Wild Place Www.friendsofthewildplace.weebly.com|
|Viscolosi Park||Planting and cleaning of the park||1684 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI 02909||Friends of Viscolosi Park Facebook|
|Waterplace Gardens||Plantings and cleaning to improve the grounds of Waterplace gardens||200 Exchange Street||Ftiends of Waterplace Garden Club|
|Waterplace Park||Volunteers join on the shore and river to remove debris from Waterplace Park.||12 American Express Way||Waterfire Providence www.waterfire.org|
|West Elmwood Housing Development: Superior, Diamond and Hollis Streets||This cleanup will focus on removing littler and illegally dumped mattresses and construction waste in the area of Diamond and Superior Streets, including a very large vacant lot, a community garden and the surrounding sidewalks. We will end the day with a community cookout.||Diamond and Superior Streets||West Elmwood Housing Development|
|Woonasquatucket River Greenway/Riverside Park||We’ll be focused on Riverside Park doing a variety of projects, like weeding and mulching all the garden beds, staining playground edging, building/painting new picnic benches, building an addition on the community garden fence, garbage pick-up, in-river clean up, and barrel painting. There will be some additional projects, if materials or funding come through, and we’ll have some over-flow projects (like staining the railing for the new bike path spur and garbage and debris removal) available just down the path to Merino Park.||50 ALEPPO||Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council www.wrwc.org|
|Zuccolo Recreation Center and Knight Street Park||Clean up and beautification projects||82 KNIGHT ST||Zuccolo Recreati Center Staff|
Earth Day Spring Cleaning Mini Grant Applications
To see schedule for Parks Academy 2014
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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 2nd Annual Winter/Spring Parks Academy January 28-May 1, 2014
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Partnership for Providence Parks presents its Parks Academy 2014, a wide variety of free workshops to provide technical assistance and support to those caring for Providence’s parks, treescapes, and green spaces. Workshops include:
- Creating or Updating a Vision for your Park
- Working with Volunteer Groups and Managing Service Projects
- Using Social Media and the Web: What’s New and Relevant?
- The Basics of Group Sustainability: Grant Writing, Fund Development, and Board Development
- Fitness in your Park
- From Darkness to Light
- Planning and Promoting a Performing Arts and Play Event in Your Park
- Community Gardens
- Transform Your Vision Into An Action Plan
- Promoting Play in your Park
- Urban Refuges
- Oral Histories of our Public Spaces
Registration information and schedule are available at www.providenceparks.org.
The Partnership is grateful to the many community partners who facilitate and host these workshops: Providence Parks Department, RISD, Providence Healthy Communities Office, Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, Providence Children Museum, Greater Providence YMCA, East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, Providence College Annex, US Fish & Wildlife (RI Refuges), Serve Rhode Island, JOhnson And Wales University, The Rhode Island Foundation, Southside Community Land Trust, Friends of Corliss Park, Elmhurst Clean and Green, and more. Thanks to the National Environment Education Fund, Capacity Building grants are available to Providence park groups who attend workshops to take and do an idea from the workshops.
The Partnership for Providence Parks is a new initiative of the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation. The Partnership is a city-wide public/private non-profit 501(c)3 geared toward helping residents and community partners help our parks be active, vibrant, healthy, playful and unique places.
To learn more about the Partnership, please visit www.ProvidenceParks.org.