Family Hiking: Blackstone Park

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Sunday, April 13, as we explore this area together.


Blackstone Park, along with the 1.6 mile long Blackstone Boulevard greenway, is maintained by The Blackstone Parks Conservancy in partnership with the Providence Parks Department and the Department of Public Works.

The 45-acre gem, located within the city of Providence, contains meadows, woodlands, two ponds, wildlife and views of the Seekonk River.

BlackstoneStairsBut there’s even more! A giant staircase, wide paths and conservation areas make this a very kid-friendly trail. You’ll all love exploring the 1-2 miles along the easy trails.

BlackstoneMeadowPark near the intersection of Angell and Paterson Streets. You’ll find the trail just south of the playground on Paterson Street.

BlackstoneConsAreaFor more information about Blackstone Park and the Blackstone Park Conservancy, click here.

See you outside!

The Details
Where: Blackstone Park
Cost: Free
Bathrooms: no
Hours: Dawn to dusk

For more information, including directions: visit the RI Families in Nature website.

Rhode Island Families in Nature Hike: Join Rhode Island Families in Nature every month for a different hike created by and for families who want to spend more time outdoors, explore Rhode Island’s natural places, and reconnect with and reap the many benefits of nature.

photo credit: Jeanine Silversmith


Category: activities: outdoor, community news, free / cheap, local ri area, nature places, nature/nurture, nature/science

Jeanine Silversmith

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Jeanine is a self-described tree hugging, science and math geek whose love of nature, coupled with her absolute certainty that people, especially children, are happier, healthier, and wiser when they regularly spend time in nature, led her to establish Rhode Island Families in Nature. Jeanine also works for the RI Environmental Education Association, supporting formal and informal teachers as they create "place-based" curriculum. She loves to hike, run, garden, bake, and go camping, especially when accompanied by her husband, Ian, her daughter, Sierra, and her son, Devin. They live in Wakefield.

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