Blacktone Parks Conservancy

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

Join us in Blackstone Park to celebrate Earth Day 2017 as part of citywide events marking this day. Rain or shine, we’ll gather on Saturday, April 22rd, from 10:00 to noon, by York Pond, where Irving Avenue, Gulf Avenue and River Road meet ( GPS: 41.835954, -71.379459).  We’ll be leading our traditional spring cleaning effort along the banks of the Seekonk River and York Pond. Bring the kids! We will provide all the clean-up supplies and some light snacks.


Toward Renewal

The heart quickens at the very thought of Spring as we huddle against sharp winds and way-below freezing temperatures in early March. And here at the Blackstone Parks Conservancy (BPC), we have another reason to be thrilled: the hiring of an executive director, Amy Larkin. When it became apparent last fall that the BPC was […]

Please join the Blackstone Parks Conservancy for light refreshments and to learn about all the ways you can get involved as volunteer for the parks. This event is for you if: You enjoy meeting new, fun, engaging people You want to learn about how to help keep our Blackstone Parks healthy and vibrant You enjoy […]

Providence, RI (March 13, 2017) – The Blackstone Parks Conservancy, the organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of historic Blackstone Park Conservation District and Blackstone Boulevard, announced that Amy Larkin (Providence, RI) has joined as the executive director. Alongside Jane Peterson, President of the BPC; Amy will be the face and voice for the […]

Winter Duck Walk 2017

Luckily for the bird-watchers who flocked to the Blackstone Parks Conservancy’s second Winter Duck Walk on February 19th, the Seekonk River is Florida to many diving and dabbling ducks escaping the Canadian winter. The antics of the migratory birds delighted more than 70 participants on a sunny day in the high 50’s. Lauren Parmalee, Senior […]

Mid-winter is a time to dream of new green leaves unfolding in the Blackstone parks and the mountain laurel lighting up the woods like so many giant paper lanterns. And to figure out how the Blackstone Parks Conservancy (BPC) can best serve the parks and the thousands who will use them in 2017. Like many […]

Winter brings some good things!  On Sunday, February 19, 2:00 – 3:30, the Blackstone Parks Conservancy Education Committee invites you to join us on a guided walk along the bank of the Seekonk River to observe the “winter ducks”.  We will have a good chance to see at least seven kinds of waterfowl that visit Providence only in the winter months (and some […]

Cooper Hawke

This Cooper hawk was photographed by Mike Morin at York Pond.

It’s About Giving Back

Writing in December for January publication, we have no idea what the deep winter will bring. Seven-foot icicles? Slush? But whatever the weather, the leafless months are the Blackstone Parks Conservancy’s (BPC) chance to complete plans for finishing our Blackstone Boulevard tree inventory and imagine new projects to help us keep these parks thriving. So […]

As stewards of Blackstone Boulevard and the Blackstone Park Conservation District, the Blackstone Parks Conservancy (BPC) endorses the vision advanced by the Seekonk Riverbank Revitalization Alliance (SRRA) to reconfigure the neglected stretch of roadway and riverbank that extends from Henderson Bridge in the south to the northern tip of Gulf Avenue. The Seekonk River and […]