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Family Matters: Fixing Up Your Local Parks

Friday, November 30, 2012

 

Students from the Met School in Providence take care of a local park. Now, the new Partnership for Providence Parks will help more residents of all ages help their neighborhood parks.

Interested in improving your neighborhood park? 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. Being involved in making your local park a better place for all ages is also a great way to keep your kids engaged in the spaces they play in. Everyone wins.

Here in Providence, 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:

  • December 4, 6:00-7:30pm     
    Creating or updating a vision for your park

  • January 8, 6:00-8:00pm   
    Accessing and retaining volunteers

  • January 29, 6:00-8:00pm        
    Using social media and the web

  • February 12, 6:00-7:30pm      
    Accessing city resources

  • February 26, 6:00-8:00pm 
    Grant writing and intro to fund development

  • April 2, 5:00-6:30pm          
    Who Needs Leaves? Identifying trees

  • April 3, 5:00-6:30 
    Friend or Foe? Identifying invasive plants

All workshops are free to individuals and groups working in or planning to get involved in the Providence parks. Registration closes 48 hours in advance. To register or to learn more about the Partnership for Providence Parks, visit www.providenceparks.org. Members of park groups outside of Providence or those interested in learning more can contact Wendy@ProvidenceParks.org.

Anisa Raoof is the publisher and founder of Kidoinfo, the parents' guide for Rhode Island and beyond.

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