The Imagination Center Opens in Burnside Park on August 22! A new place for family-friendly activities!

[ 0 ] August 21, 2013 |

Mayor Angel Taveras, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy and Southwest Airlines will unveil and open a new “Imagination Center” in Burnside Park on Thursday, August 22, 2013. The Imagination Center, part of Southwest Airlines’ community outreach efforts, will serve as a new place for family-friendly activities within Burnside Park.

IC_ReadingRoomWe look forward to this fabulous addition to Burnside Park, home to Kidoinfo Storytime, Art in the Park and Playful Tuesdays! Storytime @ Burnside Park 7.14.11The Imagination Center will be a fun destination for arts and crafts, interactive play and more, bringing the local community together and enriching the current activities in Burnside Park. The Center will be surrounded by picnic tables, beanbags,  a wood deck, and will also include book carts, planting beds, and an Imagination playground play set.

Mayor Angel Taveras and representatives of Southwest Airlines and the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy will hold a ribbon-cutting for the new Center at 10 a.m., kicking off a day of family-friendly scheduled activities at Burnside Park.


When: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Where: Burnside Park, Providence Rhode Island
Cost: FREE
Ages: All Ages

Special Events planned from 10 am – 2 pm
  • 10 – 10:30 am: Official ribbon-cutting
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am: Join Kidoinfo Storytime with Mayor Taveras, who will read a book along with guests local illustrator Jen Corace and author/illustrator Alison Paul
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Kidoinfo Art in the Park’s “Oh the Places WE’LL Go!” series finale concludes with a project based on Dr. Suess’ Yertle the Turtle, and display of the previous week’s art projects!
  • 12:30 – 1 pm: Enjoy complimentary PVD Pops popsicles for participating children, participate in additional art projects and receive complimentary blank books and instructions for how to make your own book
  • 1 – 2 pm: Experience the Imagination Playground with free play and table games for children.

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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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