Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Great Neighbors

What great neighbors we have! Students from Lincoln school worked with City Forester Doug Still today in Blackstone Park’s south section, taking down invasive Norway maple trees. Younger students picked up trash.  Many thanks to everyone.

THANK YOU to students from our neighbors at Lincoln School who created and put up a fabulous display featuring some of the native and invasive plants that can be found in Blackstone park. Check it out – it’s on the back of the Parkside kiosk!

On Monday Providence became the 30th US city to join the Urban Bird Treaty program! The program’s goal to is to help conserve birds through partnerships between cities and US Fish and Wildlife Service. Our partnership was made official at a sunny ceremony featuring Senator Reed, Mayor Elorza, Parks Dept Superintendent Wendy Nilsson, Regional Director […]

  Over two dozen adults and children of all ages, including a lively birthday party of nine-year-olds, gave a big Earth Day boost to Blackstone Park on Saturday.  We cleaned from the riverbank to the bluff top.  We fixed fences that protect tender woodland plants, and cleared away a fallen-down bamboo fence to showcase restored […]

Cherry Blossom

Check out one of the more unusual trees on the Boulevard!  This Weeping Cherry tree a bit south of Rochambeau Avenue is sporting two types of blooms, traditional drooping branches with smaller pink flowers, and straight branches with larger white flowers.