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?

 

 

Saturday Morning Basketball

Saturday Morning Basketball program registration is now live. 

Saturday Morning Basketball is an instructional program to teach the fundamentals for grades Kindergarten to Middle School.  Program runs at Western Hills for Grades 3 – 8 and Pastore Youth Center for Grades K – 2.  Registration fee is $25 per child.

Program for Grades 3-8 consolidated to Western Hills for this year do to low enrollment at both locations.

Program runs Saturday mornings from November 27, 2021 - March 19, 2022.  No basketball on December 25 and January 1.

       Western Hills Middle School Gym

        Grade 3-5: 9:00am - 10:30am

        Grade 6-8: 10:30am - 12:00pm

 

        Peter Pastor Youth Center Gym

        Grades K & 1: 9:00am - 10:15am

        Grade 2: 10:15am - 11:30am

 

Click HERE sign up through our Google Form.  Payment is due on your child's first day in the program, payable by check or money order. 

 

 

Winter Indoor Tennis

Registration is now open for the Winter Indoor Tennis Program.

Winter Indoor Tennis is aimed at beginners, aged 6-12, looking to skill build.  This is instructional program; there is no match play.  Program runs at Hugh B Bain Middle School gymnasium from 9am -11am.  The fee is $85 per person.

Program runs Saturday mornings from November 27, 2021 - March 19, 2022.  No tennis on December 25 and January 1.

Click HERE sign up through our Google Form.  Payment is due on your child's first day in the program, payable by check or money order. 

 

Indoor Adult Pickleball

Cranston Parks and Recreation is currently offering indoor Pickleball on the following days and times at the Pastore Youth Center, 155 Gansett Avenue, Cranston:

 

October 4, 2021 – March 25, 2022

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

9am – 12pm

No pickleball on October 11, November 26, December 24, January 17, February 21.  Building will be closed due to holidays.

Rate is $3 per person per visit.  Punchcard is available for purchase.  It is $50 for 20 punches; one punch per person per visit and it can be shared by couples.

Limit of 25 participants per day.  Please sign up online to play through Player Line Up 

 https://cranstonpickleball.playerlineup.com

If you are not going to attend, please remove yourself from the list for that day to allow others to sign up.  

 

 

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.