Blackstone Parks Conservancy

!5MinuteFieldTrips presents a six week program for 12 kids ages 7-12 at Blackstone Park.  For further information please click here.

Snapping Turtles

  There are at least two mature snapping turtles (Chelydra sepentina) in York Pond, probably weighing between 10 and 35 pounds.  Snapping turtles like shallow ponds or streams, fresh or brackish.  They eat plants but also hunt and eat fish, frogs, reptiles, birds, and small mammals. When about 20 years old, the female leaves the water […]

The snapping turtles are out and about! They have been laying eggs in nests made on land, and we have also been seeing them as they move between the pond and the Seekonk River. PLEASE do not touch or handle the turtles.  They move surprisingly fast and could give you a very bad bite. Plus […]

What can dragonflies and other macro invertebrates tell us about water quality? Find out and make a dragonfly from natural materials. Explore the park and look for dragonflies, ducks, turtles, and more. Watch out for poison ivy, ticks, and mosquitoes and maintain 6 ft. of space with your group and others. This event is free […]

After much deliberation, we regret to announce this year’s Boulevard Summer Concerts have been cancelled. Given the concerts are held at the Trolley Shelter in a relatively small area there were too many challenges around controlling maximum crowd size the required social distancing and ensuring safe conditions for musicians. Providence Parks and Recreation Superintendent Wendy Nilsson and representatives […]