Blacktone Parks Conservancy

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

This event is presented by the Blackstone Parks Conservancy, the Friends of Gladys Potter Park and the Friends of Paterson Park.

Romanatmusic_Gladyspotter partk 30Jul15

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. […]

Due to weather, the 1st Blackstone Boulevard Concert, Latin Jazz with Wendy Klein, has been rescheduled for July 22nd at 6pm.  All Boulevard concerts take place at the Trolley Shelter, near the intersection of Blackstone Boulevard and Elmgrove Avenue.

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 […]

Have you ever held a bird in the palm of your hand? Listened to a bird’s heart beat close to your ear? Opened your hands and watched a bird take off into the air? Blackstone Parks Conservancy invites you to join us for these experiences and more with University of Rhode Island Professor Dr. Peter […]

Terracing and native woodland plants are being installed to halt erosion on the steep trail between Parkside and the boathouse.  Heavy machinery will be used and workers will be here until mid-May. Please avoid this area until work is completed. Funding comes from a Coastal Resources Management Council grant. Yardworks is doing the work. This […]