We extended the deadline to March 15th for all mini-grant applications and to register your Earth Day event for inclusion in the greater Providence Earth Day Spring Cleaning event happening on Saturday, April 23 from 9 AM to 12 PM.

Please take a moment to fill out our short application by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lesley at lesley@providenceparks.org.

Lets all try to make this Earth Day the biggest Spring Cleaning yet!!

WHEN: FRIDAY, February 19th, 2016 from 3:30 5:30PMWinterFireFinalEnglish
WHERE: Camden Avenue/Father Lennon Park
60 Camden Avenue (next to the Madelin Selim Rogers
Recreation Center)

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
USA, Inc.
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 jlamb@smithhillcdc.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.

We are pleased to announce a great new line-up of workshops this year! There are several new workshops, including “Tool Box Talks” with the Parks’ Department Maintenance crews; Community Gardens’ Best Practices; New Mapping Portals For Our Parks; and What to Expect When Doing A Community Build In Your Park.

Providence-Parks-Academy 2016 provides a complete listing and description of each workshop.

To register for all workshops please click here and complete all required fields.

If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Lambert at Lesley@Providenceparks.org.

Earth Day Spring Cleaning at Roger Williams Park.

Dear Park Friends,

There is much to look forward to in our parks in this new year! Although the parks seem quiet in the winter, Partnership staff and our friends’ groups are indeed busy this whole season.
To begin with, the Partnership is now planning our Parks Academy 2016. We are excited to once again offer our informative workshops led by leaders and experts in the fields of play, playground design and maintenance, community gardens, volunteerism, events, outdoor fitness, social media and urban wildlife—all topics vital to the successful activation and use of city parks, green spaces and recreation centers. We are particularly pleased to announce our new topics including Community Builds with the Parks Department, Using our new park mapping program, playground safety inspections, and a new “best Practices” guide book to community gardens. As always, these workshops are free and open to all. Note that email registration will be available and posted on our website (www.providenceparks.org) by January 31.

You can read the full newsletter here.

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Winter PlayCorps!

December 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Lambert in Organization News - (0 Comments)

 

We hope your little ones can join us for a special Winter PlayCorps at General Street Park next week. The PlayCorps team will be there Monday through Wednesday providing free, unstructured play for children ages 6-14. We have creative and fun activities both outside in the park and inside the Art and Nature Room! Free lunch, snacks and beverage provided as well.

Please contact Yamilka for more information (401) 421-7740 ext. 5323

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We would like to make one small correction to our October Newsletter. The General Street Park Project article failed to acknowledge Green Circle Design for their hard work and dedication to creating the beautiful Pollinator Garden around the Outdoor Classroom. We could not have made the garden so amazing without the help from Kate Lacuture, founder and head of Green Circle Design.

Click here for the October Newsletter

September 2015 Partnership Newsletter

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