Mayor Hopkins Announces 2024 Cranston Community Swim Program, Splash Pad Open

June 28, 2024

CRANSTON – Mayor Hopkins has announced a host of city sponsored programs for the summer. The city’s splash pad is open for the season, and a free swim program for city residents at the Cranston YMCA will launch July 5.

“I am thrilled to announce the launch of the Cranston Community Swim Program promoting health, safety, and fun through swimming,” Hopkins said. “We are thankful to the YMCA for this partnership. The program is designed to cater to individuals of all ages, ensuring everyone can enjoy the benefits of swimming.”

Residents will be able to access the Cranston YMCA pool, at 1225 Park Avenue, Cranston, during listed hours: Mondays, 10 to Noon; Fridays, 4:30 to 6:30 pm; and Saturdays, 1 to 3 pm, from July 5 through August 10, 2024.

This program is open to all city residents. Proof of Cranston residency and a registration waiver is required to attend. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants must bring their own bathing suit and towels. Space is limited to adhere to YMCA safety guidelines.

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“Let's dive into a healthier, happier future, Cranston!” Mayor Hopkins said.

The city’s splash pad, located off Oak Street by the Cooney Playground and Hugh B. Bain Middle School adjacent to the Bain walking track, also opened this past Monday, June 24. The splash pad will be operating Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., throughout the summer. The first in the city, Hopkins noted, the splash pad was completed last summer at zero-cost to city taxpayers and was fully supported by Community Development Block Grant funding, the mayor noted.