Blacktone Parks Conservancy

Dedicated to the Preservation and Stewardship of Historic
Blackstone Park Conservation District and Boulevard.

This year to complement our annual fungus search in Blackstone Park, we will also be looking at the different kinds of moss that grow in the park. Often overlooked or taken for granted, moss, like fungus,has a unique life story well worth leaning about. If it is too dry a September to find many mushrooms, we’ll focus our efforts on the modest moss! Nancy Nowak and Elena Riverstone, enthusiasts of these species, will lead the walk.

Mushroom walk Sept 12

The Department of Environmental Management, through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the RI Tree Council and the RI Nursery and Landscape Association, will be providing 1,000 free trees to Rhode Island homeowners this fall. The trees are part of a program to help Rhode Islanders save energy and reduce their […]

Late August, early September, last chance to savor the fruits of summer one more time before diving into autumn.    “No Mow” A few people have puzzled over three-foot-high stakes in the grassy areas by York Pond, and at Irving and Loring avenues, which say: “No Mow: Ecology Study.” In partnership with the Providence Parks Department, […]

We invite you to attend the family event “Moonrise on the Seekonk River.” This event is part of a series of free events offered by the Blackstone Parks Conservancy with support from the Partnership for Providence Parks and Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. Join us on Saturday, August 29th, from 5 to 8pm: 5:00 – 6:30: […]

Mainly Good News

On the Boulevard By the end of June, after a dry spring, things were looking up on the Boulevard. A fresh mowing had left the grass looking greener and thicker than it had for some time. And trees that had been nearly stripped bare in May by winter moth caterpillars were sending out new leaves. […]

Head Trick Theatre presents: AS YOU LIKE IT By William Shakespeare Directed by Rebecca Maxfield Fleeing a repressive court, Rosalind and Orlando escape to the Forest of Arden, a magical green world where they can find freedom, love, and (maybe) themselves. “As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, filled with song and […]

A New Day in Providence Parks Working with the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation and Superintendent Bob McMahon, the Blackstone Parks Conservancy (BPC) has brought about many positive changes in the Blackstone parks. Now, a new superintendent—Wendy Nilsson—who worked closely with McMahon as head of a volunteer park neighbors’ support group, promises to continue […]

We invite you to attend “Music in the Park,” a family event with musical storyteller Lindsay Meehan. Lindsay Meehan founded Music for Children in Rhode Island in 2011. She teaches Music for Children at Moses Brown and at Lincoln’s Little School and performs throughout the state. This event is part of a series of events […]

What the Eagle Saw

While human beings looking down from an airplane at the Blackstone parks on the morning of Earth Day, April 22nd, would have seen clouds of pink and green, an eagle cruising above could have seen far more detail: a blossom on a cherry tree on the Boulevard, for instance, or the millipede in the outstretched […]