Providence PlayCorps is back in action for summer 2017!


Providence PlayCorps will be continuing its outreach to low income neighborhood parks across the city this summer. By providing free play, imaginative exploration, and art, in combination with the free federal summer meals program summer could not seem any brighter or fun!


Running July 5 through August 22, 2017 (Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 2 PM) play activities will take place in these parks:
  • Father Lennon/Camden Street Park (Smith Hill)
  • General Street Park (Wanskuck)
  • Harriet & Sayles Park (South Side)
  • Bucklin Park (West End)


These parks will be allotted teams of trained play facilitators who will consistently be a part of the children’s PlayCorps experience. By using a hands-off approach the facilitators provide activities and materials to engage neighborhood children in physically active play. The idea of free play is established to allow children to use their imagination and creativity to its fullest extent. The PlayCorps also works to improve the overall safety of the parks while encouraging more children to take advantage of free, nutritious summer meals.


Join the PlayCorps at any of its four parks and you are guaranteed a summer filled with new discoveries and play. Come stop by any day of the week to enjoy a free meal (18 and under), make new friends, build forts, create masterpieces, discover the beauty of nature, and TONS more!

Remember, it’s free, no sign up, and a FUN time for all ages! So what are you waiting for? Stop by!