Parks and Recreation

 

PARKS AND REC. DIRECTORY

 

The Department of Parks & Recreation maintains several recreational facilities for school sports, youth athletics, and resident usage. Permits, which may be obtained at the Recreation Office located at the Peter Pastore Youth Center, 155 Gansett Avenue, are available to residents and groups to guarantee the use of ball fields and tennis courts. Each and every other recreational facility is available to Cranston residents. Special rules and regulations are posted at each site to ensure a safe and fun environment for all.

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WHAT'S GOING ON IN RECREATION?

PLAYGROUND PROGRAM                    

July 5 — August 12, 2022

Monday — Friday (except Monday holidays)                             8:30am — 4:00pm

REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 25, 2022 at 7:00am

  

6/7/22 UPDATE - WE HAVE CLOSED REGISTRATION FOR THE PLAYGROUND PROGRAM.  ALL CAMPS ARE FULL AND WE WILL SPEND THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS PREPARING FOR CAMP.  SCHEDULE WILL BE FORTHCOMING. THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PARENTS WHO SIGNED UP THEIR CHILDREN.  WE HAD AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE AND LOOK FORWARD TO AN EXCITING SUMMER!

NOTE: AS OF MAY 11, THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS HAVE REACHED CAPACITY FOR THE SUMMER - DORIC 6-8, DORIC 9-12, GLEN HILLS 6-8,  HOPE HIGHLANDS 6-8, HOPE HIGHLANDS 9-12.        

This 6-week day camp program takes place rain or shine and is for ages 6-12.  For young campers, they must turn 6 years old during camp and for the older campers, participants must be 12 at the start of camp on July 5  to be enrolled.

 

Registration goes live on April 25, 2022 at 7:00am. Google Forms link will be posted here on that day and time. No payment necessary at the time of registration. Parks and Recreation will invoice you, which will serve as your confirmation for your child's attendance. Payment is due in full prior to the start of camp.

 

Fee includes all admissions to activities/field trips.  Busing for activities outside of camp site provided by Cranston School Department buses.  Participants MUST bring their own lunch and beverages.  Parents are responsible for pick up and drop off.  Participants MUST BE picked up by 4:00pm.  Space is  limited.  Enrollment is strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Participants should wear a red shirt to camp.  City will provide one shirt prior to camp, additional shirts may be purchased.  Shirts can be picked up in the Recreation Office at the Pastore Center.

 

Four playground sites: Doric Playground, Glen Hills Playground, Hope Highlands Playground, Stone Hill Playground.

 

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE WILL BE RELEASED PRIOR TO THE START OF CAMP. 

Field trips!  Performers! Fun!

 

Fees for the Summer Playground Program are the following:

                                                 1st Child                Each Additional Child

All 6 weeks                               $750                                          $525

Per week                                   $150                                          $100

 

Please note, the Recreation Department staffs according to registration numbers.  There will be strict enforcing of the registration format presented above.  No exceptions, no substitutions.   NOTE: Fee does not qualify for Federal Child Tax  Credit.  The Tax ID number will not be given out for tax purposes.

 

 

Summer Employment Applications Available 

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking summer employment applications until May 27, 2022.  Applications are available online only through the Parks and Recreation website and its Facebook page.

Completed applications can be emailed to Recreation Program Coordinator Scott Sevegny at ssevegny@cranstonri.gov.  Applicants can scan or take a photo of the application to be emailed.

Applicants must be Cranston residents and at least 16 years old by the time of employment. 

 

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PLEASE NOTE: By submitting an application, the applicant is not guaranteed a summer position with Parks and Recreation.  Open positions will be based on need and the number of returning employees from last year.

 

 

 

  PETER PASTORE YOUTH CENTER RENTAL
If you or your organization are interested in using the PPYC for an event, practice, try-outs, etc, please fill out the building request form by clicking HERE. Submit the completed form to the Parks and Recreation Department and your request will be reviewed and responded to in approximately 5 - 7 business days. Rental fee for use of any part of the PPYC is $50 per hour.

A WORD ABOUT TAX ID # REQUESTS


It is coming up on tax filing time and The Parks and Recreation Department will be receiving numerous requests from Playground Program participants for the City's Tax ID number to apply for the Child and Dependent Care Credit. As stated on our application, our program does not qualify for the credit under the tax code.

On Page 6 of IRS Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses, under "Care of a Qualifying Person" it states, "Expenses are for the care of a qualifying person only if the main purpose is the person' well-being and protection." It further states, "Expenses for care DO NOT include amounts you pay for food, lodging, clothing, education, and entertainment." (Emphasis added)

Our Playground Program is field-trip and activity-based. The majority of the fee for the summer PROGRAM (not a camp) is to cover the cost of the trips, performers, and clothing provided to the participants. Therefore the fee paid falls under the category of entertainment and clothing, not well-being and protection.

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The Cranston Parks and Recreation Department is now on Facebook. We can now post real-time updates on program information, cancellation, and upcoming events. Follow us by clicking the link HERE.

CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY AS THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW PROGRAMMING INFORMATION.