Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Sunday, June 16, as we explore this area together. My favorite thing about Ballard Park is that it’s small enough to let my kids just wander about, choosing the trails they want to follow. They feel like real explorers and I, with my eyes on [...]
Rhody Ramble helps families connect with unique places around the state – from oceanfront mansions to historic farms – through a calendar of events designed for children ages 5-12.
Although the kick off event was last weekend, it is not too late to join the outdoor summer fun. The Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit is a game to help you and your family to enjoy the recreational resources and outdoor activities our state parks have to offer, and to get moving toward a healthier [...]
location: Ten Mile River Greenway (2.5 miles) runs between Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI and Kimberly Rock Field Complex in East Providence, RI. good for: All ages cost: FREE My favorite bike path is Ten Mile River Greenway. It runs between Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI and Kimberly Rock Field Complex in East Providence, RI. [...]
Providence is a magnet for people who make things happen – using talent, sharing ideas, or forming partnerships. The newly formed Partnership for Providence Parks is an amazing city-wide public/private non-profit geared toward helping the people and community partners help our parks be active, vibrant, healthy, playful and unique places.
To support this mission, the partnership has designed the Winter 2013 Providence Parks Academy. Thanks to the support of community partners, the Parks Academy will offer the following workshops:
The City of Providence was recently honored as a “Playful City USA” by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s children. The national program recognizes cities and towns that make play a priority and use innovative programs to get children active, playing and healthy.
To celebrate this designation, Providence parks and other recreation venues will participate in a citywide weekend of play, beginning with a Playful Providence Kickoff Celebration held on Friday, September 7, 4:30 – 6:30 PM in Burnside Park. The celebration will feature playful activities by Providence Children’s Museum, RI Parkour, RI Museum of Science and Art and more plus lively music from the Brown University Band, collaborative art projects, and a short speaking program.
Playful Providence activities will continue throughout the weekend…
I am so excited to introduce you all to the Partnership for Providence Parks (The Partnership), a new city-wide non-profit geared toward helping the people and community partners that help our parks be active, vibrant, healthy, playful and unique places. We have over 100 Parks in Providence, at least one within a ½ mile of every resident. Some of these places are nature conservancies, with hiking trails and wild animals (nice ones of course), others are community hubs for arts, fitness, play, or all of the above.