Fitness in our Parks 2014-updated 7.16.14

June 30th, 2014 | Posted by wendynilsson in City News - (Comments Off on Fitness in our Parks 2014-updated 7.16.14)

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Introducing PlayCorps

June 27th, 2014 | Posted by meganfischer in Organization News - (0 Comments)

PlayCorpsPlayCorps is an innovative collaboration between the Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Department of Parks and Recreation, The City of Providence’s Healthy Communities Office and Providence Children’s Museum. PlayCorps activates Providence parks with free play, art, creative exploration and a nutritious meal through the federal summer meal program.  By working in neighborhood parks, PlayCorps fills the gap when school is out to ensure that Providence youth are active, safe, and well fed during the summer thus promoting a healthy lifestyle for our urban youth.

From June 30 to August 14, teams of play facilitators will be stationed in five Providence parks to coordinate free play-based activities on weekdays from 11 AM to 2 PM:

  •     Bucklin Park (West End)
  •     Father Lennon/Camden Street Park (Smith Hill)
  •     General Street Park (Wanskuck)
  •     Harriet and Sayles Park (South Side)
  •     Zuccolo/Pastore Park (Federal Hill)

Join PlayCorps members to kick off a summer of play and build forts, blow bubbles, make art, make music, explore nature, make friends and SO much more!

For updates and activity announcements, follow PlayCorps on Facebook and Twitter.

Creative Corridor of Color to me Created in South Providence Starting Friday 

For Release Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Partnership for Providence Parks, the Providence Parks Department and Family Service of Rhode Island’s Providence Children’s Initiative announce a “Creative Corridor of Color” being created Friday, May 30, at the community garden at Fogarty Elementary School, 199 Oxford Street, Providence, and Saturday, May 31 at the water park building at Harriet and Sayles Park, located next to the school.

Fogarty elementary students and other community members will be painting throughout the day, starting approximately 9 a.m on Friday and 10 a.m. time on Saturday. Internationally known artist Max Frieder, the founder of “Artolution,” will be facilitating the project.  Artolution is an international public arts network with projects around the globe .More information is available at

This exciting and colorful initiative is a part of a “Call for Color” in Providence Parks.

“Color and art bring ownership and creative place-making to spaces, colorfully identifying them as spaces for children and families, and establishing them as areas specially designed for creative endeavors including meaningful play and playful art making,” said Helene Miller of the Partnership for Providence Parks.

“Family Service of Rhode Island and our Providence Children’s Initiative program are pleased to participate in this project,” said Family Service of Rhode Island’s Julie Casimiro, who heads the Providence Children’s Initiative.  “The Providence Children’s Initiative, which led the creation of the community garden last spring, is committed to working with the community to enhance the South Side’s quality of life.  The ‘Creative Corridor of Color’ builds upon this commitment.

“The overall vision is to create a city of green spaces punctuated with splashes of color that attract and welcome our children to gather and play in safe and creative places,” said Helene Miller.

The Creative Corridor of Color is a part of an international community-based public arts network of the artist called Artolution.

The Providence Children’s Initiative, created in 2010 by Family Service of Rhode Island, collaborates with community residents and leaders, government, non-profits, foundations and businesses to strengthen the neighborhood.  Its work includes the Walking School Bus, the Fogarty community garden and more.  Family Service of Rhode Island is a non-profit social service and educational organization.  More information is available at


Join a free day of open-ended play to kick off Playful Providence 2014 – a third-annual 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!

Explore other playful activity stations like bubble play, instrument making and MUCH more!

Enjoy lively music! Hear Noodle and Moose from 11 AM-12 PM, Joe’s Backyard Band from 12-2 PM, and Extraordinary Rendition Band from 2-3 PM.

Special appearances by HERE I SEE Lego installation by DownCity Design, O-Rings by Increment Studios, and (Playful) Wind Wishes by Vanessa Star.

Bring a picnic and play for awhile!

Urban Refuge Designation Event Pictures May 5, 2014

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Partnership News

Some Earth Day Events Rescheduled

April 25th, 2014 | Posted by wendynilsson in City News - (Comments Off on Some Earth Day Events Rescheduled)

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 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.


Hi residents of the Manton area!

My name is Toye, and I’m working with the Partnership for Providence Parks and Friends of Viscolosi Park to survey neighborhood residents about Viscolosi Park. Parks are a vital part of any city. They help residents build a sense of community unique to the neighborhood.

We want to get an idea of how residents use the park so we can better shape it to meet the needs of the community for generations to come. This survey should take at most 15 minutes to complete and the responses we get will possibly shape the future of the park! The survey closes on Thursday, April 17 at 6:00pm.

If you would like to complete the survey, just visit this link: