Providence Splash Pads and Pools Reopen, Summer Meal Service Begins

 Providence Splash Pads and Pools Reopen, Summer Meal Service Begins
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PROVIDENCE, RI– Mayor Brett P. Smiley, Recreation Department Director Stephen Grace and Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson today announced the official reopening of Providence splash pads and pools and the start of summer meal service.  Splash pads are officially reopened today, and pools will open on July 3 but will be closed on July 4 in observation of Independence Day. Free, nutritious summer meals will be available at locations throughout the city for Providence youth 18 and under beginning July 3. 

During July and August, Providence splash pads and pools will be open Monday through Saturday from 12:00PM to 5:00PM at locations throughout the City: 

·         Al Carrington Splash Pad at Richardson Park, 64 Richardson Street (corner of Richardson Street & Prairie Avenue)  

·         Billy Taylor Park Splash Pad, 124 Camp Street (off Cypress Street)  

·         Miguel Luna Park Splash Pad, 110 Sackett Street (across from Sackett Street Recreation Center)  

·         General Street Park Splash Pad, 11 West Drive, (off Admiral Street)  

·         George West Splash Pad, 1266 Chalkstone Avenue, (corner of Chalkstone & Mt Pleasant Ave)  

·         Fargnoli Park Splash Pad, 945 Smith Street, (close to Academy Ave)  

·         Cabral Park Splash Pad, 505 Wickenden Street, (next to Vartan Gregorian School)  

·         Neutaconkanut Park Splash Pad, 675 Plainfield Street, (near Killingly Street)  

·         Pastore Park Splash Pad, corner of Knight Street and Tell Street   

·         Chad Brown Splash pad, Chad Brown Street  

·         Davey Lopes Recreation Center Pool, 227 Dudley Street  

·         McGrane Pool at West End Recreation Center, 404 Dexter Street  

·         Almagno Pool at Igliozzi Recreation Center, 675 Plainfield Street  

·         Selim Madelin Rogers Recreation Center Pool, 60 Camden Avenue  

·         A. Vincent Igliozzi Recreation Center Pool, 18 Gesler Street 

·         Joslin Park Splash Pad, 17 Hyatt St. Providence, RI 02909 


Due to repairs and renovations, James Ahern Park Splash Pad will open next week and Harriet & Sayles Park Splash Pad will open mid-July. A new splash pad will be opening at Bucklin Park mid-July. 


Similar to previous years, the City of Providence Parks and Recreation Departments will serve free and nutritious meals to all youth ages 18 and under through our Summer Meals Program, which ensures children receive healthy meals when school is out.  Meal service will begin on July 3 and will continue through September 1 at the following locations and times Mondays through Fridays: 

·         Fargnoli Park, 12:00pm–2:00pm, Across from 950 Smith Street 

·         George J West Park, 12:15pm–2:15pm, Chalkstone/ Mt. Pleasant Avenue 

·         John O’Brien Park, 11:15am–1:15pm, across from 141 Allston Street 

·         Pastore Park, 12:15pm–2:15pm, near 85 Knight Street 

·         Dexter Training Ground, 11:00am–1:00pm, 73 Dexter Street 

·         Wiggins Village, 11:15am–1:15pm, near 127 Bridgham Street 

·         Miguel Luna Park, 12:15pm–2:15pm, 110 Sackett Street  

·         Major Park, 10:45am–12:45pm, across from 84 Ellery Street 

·         Harriet and Sayles Park, 11:45am–1:45pm, across from 371 Sayles Street 

·         Jennifer Rivera Park, 11:30am–1:30pm, 40 Niagara Street 

·         Bucklin Park, 12:15pm–2:15pm, 404 Dexter Street 

·         Richardson Park, 12:00pm–2:00pm, 64 Richardson Street 

·         Peace & Plenty Park, 11:00am–1:00pm, corner of Peace & Updike Street 

·         Pearl Street Playground, 11:45am–1:45pm, near 161 Pearl Street 

·         Roger Williams Park Gateway Center, 11:15pm-1:15pm, 1197 Broad Street 

·         Roger Williams Park (Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the Botanical Center & Thursdays at the Natural History Museum), 11:30am-1:30pm 

·         Father Lennon Park, 12:00pm–2:00pm, 60 Camden Avenue  

·         General Street Park/Rec, 11:45am–1:45pm, 11 West Drive 

·         Chad Brown Waterpark, 12:15pm–2:15pm, near 94 Fillmore Street 

·         Corliss Park, 11:30am–1:30pm, across from 55 Corina Street 

·         Prete-Metcaff Park and Field, 11:15am–1:15pm, across from 200 Hawkins Street 

·         Cabral Park, 11:45am–1:45pm, Wickenden Street (across from Fox Point Boys and Girls Club of Providence) 

·         Billy Taylor Park, 11:30am–1:30pm, across from 135 Camp Street 

·         Riverside Park, 11:45am–1:45pm, 50 Aleppo Street 

·         Donigian Park, 10:45am–12:45pm, near 33 Barstow Street 

·         Joslin Park, 11:30am–1:30pm, across from 45 Florence Street 

·         Neutaconkanut Park, 11:45am–1:45pm, 675 Plainfield Street 

·         Manton Heights, 12:30pm–2:00pm, near 1 Richland Street 

·         James Ahearn Park, 12:00pm–2:00pm, across from 21 Cumerford Street 

·         Hartford Park, 11:00am–1:00pm, next to 9 Bodell Street 


Select parks will also have Eat Play Learn Ambassadors that provide free activities from 10AM-2PM at no cost and with no registration required.  


During inclement weather and throughout the summer, times and locations of meal service may change and waterparks and pools may be closed. Residents can call 3-1-1 during business hours for the latest information.   

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