Blackstone Parks Conservancy

South Garden at Blackstone Boulevard Park. Photo by Jane Peterson.

Visitors to the South Garden on the Boulevard last week may have encountered a willowy masked woman carrying two large jugs of water. The water offered a clue to her identity: it was BPC volunteer Peggy Edwards, the horticulturist who tends this once wild and now-tidy space.

On her own initiative Peggy recently won a small grant from the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society that enabled her to buy the new native plants.

Any volunteers interested in taking on the little Witherby statue garden or the larger Trolley Shelter garden should click here to contact us.

Jane Peterson

Photographer Frank Kahr spotted two turtles frolicking in York Pond early in the morning of May 4th.

It’s spring and the monarch butterflies are migrating north from Mexico.  Help prepare for their arrival by planting milkweed.  Learn more about butterflies, moths, and host plants in this download with field guides and art activity by 15 Minute Field Trips! It’s free, but you must click here to register.  

On Saturday May 2, the City will open Blackstone Park and Blackstone Blvd for local pedestrian access.  This is happening in coordination with the pilot of the Slow Streets Pilot Program, and the opening of a number of other greenspaces.  It’s important that all users follow best practices (masks, distancing, etc) to ensure everyone’s safety.  We want these […]