Family Matters: Waterparks, Pools, and More

[ 0 ] July 1, 2011 |

With the weather warming up, the water is looking better and better. Have fun in Rhode Island’s many pools and waterparks, and be safe while doing it!

Kido Tip 1. Water safety

Many of us will be participating in water-related activities this summer. Now is a good time to review water safety rules with your spouse, caregiver, and children. Here are some helpful tips from the Red Cross:
With children, constant supervision is key. Keep them in your line of sight at all times when enjoying the pool. Other steps you can take include:
- Securing the pool with appropriate barriers. Many children who drown in home pools were out of sight for less than five minutes and in the care of one or both parents at the time.
- Never leave a young child unattended near water, and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
- Avoid distractions when supervising children around water.
- If a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count in preventing death or disability.

Kido Tip 2. Cool off at a pool or waterpark

Providence has six outdoor pools and nine water play parks free and open to the public. The pools are at six Providence recreation center sites and water play parks are in neighborhood parks throughout the city.  Open from noon-5pm, Monday-Saturday in July and August.


To find a facility convenient to your home, visit the Providence Parks + Recreation site for details.
Read more on GoLocalProv. Every week I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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