Blacktone Parks Conservancy

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

Come learn how Native Americans built their houses!  There will be a demonstration of how to build a weetu by a team from the Tomquag Museum.  You can build your own weetu as you learn the building techniques employed for thousands of years before Europeans arrived in this area.  Listen as Lorén Spears talks about Northeast Native American culture and illustrates it with stories, songs, games, and dance. It is free and open to the public. At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansetts Boat Club (2 River Drive aka River Road, Providence, RI 02906).


The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways. People all over the world remove trash from the shores and document what they find. The data is compiled and published in an annual global report on marine debris by the Ocean Conservancy.  Save The Bay coordinates the Rhode Island cleanup effort. […]

Enjoy a boat ride up the Seekonk River and learn about the fish, birds and other wildlife that live in, on, and near the river. This event is co-hosted by the Blackstone Parks Conservancy and Save the Bay. Board boat at 10:00, 10:40 or 11:20. Seating is first come first serve so arrive early! Join […]

Catching up with Ourselves

As far as the two Blackstone parks have come in the last decade, with dramatic physical upgrades and program expansions in both, more needs to be done to keep their place as destination parks. Right now Blackstone Parks Conservancy (BPC) volunteers are figuring out ways to involve more city residents in their care and in […]

Summer may be over, but the full moon will still rise in silver splendor over the Seekonk River on Saturday, September 17th, and we’re inviting you to come to Blackstone Field to watch it rise with us. We’ll gather at 6:00 and fill the time until the moon rises with live music, field games, and […]

Join volunteers from the Blackstone Parks Conservancy as we spread woodchips, fix fences, and pull invasve plants. It’s a light workout, and a surprising amount of fun. Meet near the kiosk in the center section, by Parkside Road and East Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI 02906.

  The parks are looking better than ever–as many people tell the Blackstone Parks Conservancy. This is thanks to the Parks Department, which mows the Boulevard park and parts of the Conservation District, to the small number of volunteers who serve on the Conservancy’s board and three committees: Boulevard, Park, and Education, and to the […]

Summer Events

  The Blackstone Parks Conservancy would love to see you at any or all of our summer events! July Park-Keeping Evening Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 – 7:30. Join us as we tackle knotweed shoots in Blackstone Park. Bring your work gloves and enjoy a light workout. Your help is welcome for a few minutes or […]

For this series of child-oriented concerts, the Blackstone Paris Conservancy is joining forces with organizations from two neighboring parks, Friends of Gladys Potter Garden-Humboldt Playground and Friends of Patterson Park.

In Concert with Nature

Join us this summer at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter for four free concerts sponsored by the Blackstone Parks Conservancy. The Tish Adams Quintet (Jazz Plus), Wednesday, July 13th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Latin Jazz, Wednesday, July 27th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Miss Wensday and the Cotillions, Wednesday August 10th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Nickel Jukebox (Motown), Wednesday August 24th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.   Blackstone Boulevard […]