Blacktone Parks Conservancy

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

Pop over to Blackstone Boulevard near University Avenue between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. to see the art work resulting from a collaboration between School One and retirees. Over the last month, artist Ida Schmulowitz of Hamilton House has taught an inter-generational class techniques for painting en plein airPainting outdoors is just one of many creative uses for the Blackstone Parks.


Join us for Halloween activities, a woodland trail walk and sweet treats! We suggest wearing sturdy shoes and long pants or high socks as we may encounter mud, stairs, or poison ivy along the walk. Families are also encouraged to wear costumes and bring bring flashlights, small basket or bag, chairs or blanket, woods worthy shoes. […]

“Before” and “After” images dance in the heads of Blackstone Park Conservancy (BPC) volunteers on a muggy September day in the Blackstone Park Conservation District. They are here to inspect the woodland for damaged plants and trails and to plan maintenance sessions. The volunteers see much work to do: plants to replace, trails to refresh, […]

BirdWalk! Join Lauren Parmelee from the Audubon Society for a bird walk at Blackstone Park. This walk is aimed at people who want to learn about birds and bird watching but may not have much experience. The fall migration will be in progress, so there should be lots of birds in the woods. Birds are […]

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. […]

Join volunteers from the Blackstone Parks Conservancy as we spread woodchips, fix fences, and pull invasive 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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]