Blackstone Parks Conservancy

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

If you haven’t heard, we will be having a solar eclipse on this Monday, August 21st. While it cannot be seen in it’s entirety in RI, we will be able to see some of it. Seems like a perfect time to get out in our park and enjoy this rare opportunity!

The East Coast River Relay is a 3,000-mile celebration of the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance’s 25th birthday and 50 key rivers along the Greenway, including our Seekonk River. The River Relay encourages participants to walk, bike, and run the Greenway and explore the rivers we connect. We are proud to partner with the East […]

Join us for Shakespeare in the Park with the Head Trick Theatre presenting “The Knight of the Burning Pestle” Friday, August 11 – Sunday, August 27 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 8:00pm Blackstone Field, 2 River Rd., Providence, RI 02906 Suggested donation $15 The Knight of the Burning Pestle will be performed with live […]

On the Boulevard If you are one of the thousands who walk or run on the Boulevard Park, you may have seen a gentleman resembling a greatly slimmed down Santa Claus digging holes in the path this summer. This was Colgate Searle, the distinguished landscape architect who lends his expertise to the Blackstone Parks Conservancy […]

Meet near the kiosk in the center section, by Parkside Road and East Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. 

The Rhode Island Department of Health is hiring a new staff member for the Climate Change Program.  More information here.

Given all that York Pond by the Seekonk River has been through at the hands of humans, well-intentioned and not, in the last few centuries, you might not expect to see much movement there. But on a morning this May it throbbed with life! Five egrets flew up to roost in trees at water’s edge, […]

Unfortunately, Jazz in the Park is cancelled.  We hope to see you at any of our forthcoming events, to be announced soon.  

Take a trip through Early Jazz, Swing, Bebop, Latin Jazz, Cool Jazz, and Fusion, all played by a group of budding jazz musicians from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School led by Wendy Klein. Bring chairs, blankets, snacks and drinks. Enjoy beautiful music in a beautiful setting! At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat […]