Providence PlayCorps aims to activate neighborhood parks across the city with free play, art, and creative exploration in conjunction with the free federal summer meals program.

Teams of trained play facilitators are a consistent presence at neighborhood parks throughout Providence.  They provide activities and materials to engage neighborhood children in physically active play, improving the overall safety of the parks while encouraging more children to take advantage of free, nutritious summer meals.  By working in neighborhood parks, PlayCorps fills the gap when school is out to ensure that Providence youth are safe, active, fed, and healthy over the summer.

Providence Playcorps is unstructured play learning. We provide what we call "loose parts" for kids to play with, use their imagination and create! What might look like junk to the untrained eye can turn into magic in the hands of a child! PlayCorps gets kids away from screens and back to the basics of play and learning.

Our park locations for the Summer 2019 are:

Bucklin Park

Father Lennon Park

James Ahern Park ( Wallace)

Harriett and Sayles

General Street Park

Joslin Park

Join PlayCorps members for an exciting summer of play.  Enjoy a free summer meal (18 and under) and build forts, blow bubbles, make art, make music, explore nature, make friends, and SO much more!

We are open from Monday through Friday, July 1-August 16 from 10am to 3pm!

For more information on the history of play work please visit these sites:


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