Parks and Recreation

THIS DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, HOWEVER ACCEPTING PHONE CALLS

 

Summer Programming 2020 Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: 09/10/2020

 

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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WOMEN'S FITNESS CLASS

Women's Fitness Class starts September 9, 2019.

Classes will be held in the Dance/Fitness room at the Peter Pastore Youth Center, 155 Gansett Avenue, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

The sessions will run as follows:
Session 1: September 9 – November 20, 2019
Session 2: December 2 – February 12, 2020
Session 3: February 17 – April 15, 2020
Session 4: April 20 – June 17, 2020

The session fee is $40 for both night and $20 for one night. Pre-register during normal business hours at the Recreation Office or on-site prior to the start of the class.


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.

FOLLOW CRANSTON PARKS & RECREATION ON FACEBOOK

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

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