Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Bicycles on the Boulevard path

Bikes are not allowed on the Boulevard path, which is intended solely for pedestrians and runners. Several people have reported being nearly knocked down by racing or weaving cyclists.

Please be aware that dedicated bike lanes on the Boulevard are available. Anyone teaching a child to learn how to bike will find Gladys Potter Park on Humboldt Avenue a welcoming space in which to do so.

Jane Peterson

Anonymous Flyer

It has come to the attention of the BPC that an anonymous person has distributed flyers concerning dogs and, perhaps inadvertently, creating the false impression that they come from the Conservancy. They do not. Only the owner of the parks, namely, the City of Providence as represented by the Department of Parks and Recreation, is […]

Due to concerns about the EEE virus we are canceling the September 12  Park keeping event. Our next Park keeping is scheduled for October 3rd.  We hope to see you there.

One of our signature annual events, Moonrise on the Seekonk, originally planned for September 14th, has been rescheduled for Monday, November 11th (Veterans Day) at 4:00pm, to comply with the Rhode Island Health Department’s recent recommendations for protection against the EEE virus include minimizing exposure at dusk. By mid-November we expect all mosquitos and the EEE threat to have been eliminated by […]

The Rhode Island Department of Health is broadcasting an alert to the current danger of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) across Rhode Island.  This dangerous disease is carried by mosquitoes and precautions include wearing clothing that covers the body, using insect repellant, and avoiding areas inhabited by mosquitoes, especially at dawn and dusk.   Mosquitoes inhabit […]