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Related Files:

2017 SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION FLYER BUDLONG POOL SWIM LESSON INFORMATION BUS SCHEDULE - 2017 PLAYGROUND PROGRAM PLAYGROUND PROGRAM ACTIVITY SCHEDULE 2017

Related Files:

Arts and Crafts Program Registration Form Budlong Pool Swim Lessons Registration Form Living Arts Theater Registration Form Playground Program Registration Form Summer Tennis Program Registration Form

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, 1090 Cranston Street, Hamilton Building, 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.


WHAT'S GOING ON IN RECREATION?

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE APRIL 2
The Parks and Recreation Department will make available summer job applications from April 2 - May 4, 2018. Applications will be available for download on this page and for pick up at the Recreation Office. Applicants must Cranston Resident and be 16 years old at the time of employment.

Positions include Camp Counselor, Lifeguard, Pool Attendant, Pool Maintenance.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SATURDAY MORNING BASKETBALL

Forms are available HERE

Registration forms can be brought to the Parks and Recreation office, 1090 Cranston Street, during normal business hours or to the site location on November 25.

Program runs from November 25, 2017 - March 17, 2018. Fee is $25. There is no basketball on December 30 and February 24

The program is an instructional basketball program for boys and girls. Participants will learn the fundamentals and pick up games will be played in the last 15-20 minutes of each session.

Register your child to participate at the following locations:
Park View Middle School
Grades 3-5: 8:00 am ? 9:30 am
Grades 6-8: 9:30 am ? 11:00 am

Western Hills Middle School
Grades 3-5: 9:00am - 10:30am
Grades 6-8: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Peter T. Pastore Youth Center
Grades K-2: 9:00 am ? 10:15 am
Grades K-2: 10:30 am ?11:45 am


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR WINTER INDOOR TENNIS

Forms are available HERE

Registration forms can be brought to the Parks and Recreation office, 1090 Cranston Street, during normal business hours or to the site location on November 25.

Program runs from November 25, 2017 - March 17, 2018 at the Hugh B Bain Middle School from 9:00am - 11:00am. Fee is $85. There is no tennis on December 30 and February 24

The program is an instructional tennis program for boys and girls age 6 - 12 years old. It is designed for beginner players looking to get more experience. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game through fun activities. Given the limited space, this program does not include match play.


WOMEN'S FITNESS TO START SEPTEMBER 25

Cranston Parks and Recreation announces the return of the Women?s Fitness Class on Monday, September 25, 2017. The sessions will run as follows:

Session 1: September 25 - November 16, 2017
*No Class on October 9*

Session 2: November 27 - January 25, 2018
*No Class on December 25 & 28, January 1 & 15*

Session 3: January 29 - March 29, 2018
*No Class on February 19 & 22*

Session 4: April 2 - May 31, 2018
*No Class on April 16 & 19, May 28*


Classes will still run on Mondays & Thursdays from 6:30pm ? 7:30pm at George Peters Elementary School. The session fee is $40; if you choose to attend one night per week, the fee will be $20.

Participants can sign up at Peters on Mondays or Thursdays prior to the start of class. Registration forms can be found on the Fall and Winter Programs page and will be available on site.


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, cancelations, and up coming events. Follow us by clicking the link HERE.

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

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