Blackstone Parks Conservancy

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

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, […]

Join us this summer at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter for four free concerts sponsored by the Blackstone Parks Conservancy. Latin Jazz, with Wendy Klein, flutist. Salsa, salsa. Wednesday, July 26, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Tish Adams Quintet. Jazz, Blues and More. Wednesday August 9, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Nickel Jukebox.  Mostly Motown. Wednesday August 23, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.   Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, Blackstone Boulevard […]

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 […]

Join volunteers from the Blackstone Parks Conservancy as we fix fences and work on trails. It’s a light workout, it’s fun, and we need your help!  Meet near the kiosk in the center section, by Parkside Road and East Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI 02906.  

On Sunday, June 4, 2:00-4:00, the Blackstone Parks Conservancy invites you to the opening of RiverWood, a new space in Blackstone Park dedicated to children and families. We have been gently adapting a small, natural clearing into a space where children and their families can enjoy being in the woods for imaginative play, programs, and […]

A new vision for Blackstone Boulevard depicts a destination for thousands of drivers, walkers, runners, and bikers even more welcoming than it is now—and more sustainable. It could more nearly resemble the original dream of 19th-century city leaders, who, in the days of horse-drawn carriages, envisaged more than an ordinary roadway. The boulevard was conceived […]

The Providence Parks Department’s Forestry Division and PNPP are excited to launch Providence Citizen Foresters, an opportunity for tree-loving residents in and around the city to further engage with and tend to our urban forest! The Citizen Forester program will offer technical training focused specifically on the care of young, urban trees. It will authorize those who complete the […]