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2018 - 2019 Fall and Winter Program Flyer

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.


WHAT'S GOING ON IN RECREATION?

CRANSTON PARKS AND RECREATION HAS MOVED

Parks and Recreation Department has moved into its new offices at the Peter Pastore Youth Center, 155 Gansett Avenue. The PPYC is located between the YMCA and Hugh B Bain Middle School. While our location has changed, the way to contact us has not. However, we currently do not have voicemail so please use the email addresses found HERE if we are unable to answer your call.

SATURDAY MORNING BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Runs Saturdays from November 24, 2018 to March 16, 2018

This program will teach your child the fundamentals of basketball through instruction and game play. No teams are formed; it is strictly an instructional program. Register at the Recreation Office, 155 Gansett Avenue, Cranston 02910 weekdays between 9am - 4pm.

Fee is $25 per child. Checks made payable to CITY OF CRANSTON.

Registration form can be found HERE

Space is limited. First come, first serve.

Three locations:

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


Park View Middle School
Grades 3-5: 8:00am - 9:30am
Grades 6-8: 9:30am - 11:00am


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

REGISTRATION FEE: $25
ALL LOCATIONS: BOYS AND GIRLS
NO BASKETBALL ON DEC 29 AND FEB 23 AT ALL LOCATIONS


WINTER TENNIS PROGRAM

Runs Saturdays from November 24, 2018 - March 16, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am
Ages 6 to 12
Hugh B. Bain Middle School Gym

Build your skill set or start with the basics. Program ideal for beginners or those looking to skill build. The fee is $85 per person.

Register at the Recreation Office, 155 Gansett Avenue, Cranston 02910 weekdays between 9am - 4pm.

Fee is $85 per child. Checks made payable to CITY OF CRANSTON.

Registration form can be found HERE

Space is limited. First come, first serve.
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WOMEN'S FITNESS RUNS MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

The Women's Fitness Class takes place Mondays and Wednesdays at the Pastore Youth Center. The sessions will run as follows:

Session 1: September 4 (Tuesday start b/c of Holiday) November 14, 2018
*Class on October 9 and November 13 due to Holidays*

Session 2: November 26 February 6, 2019
*No Class Christmas week; Class on January 22 due to Holiday*

Session 3: February 11 April 10, 2018
*Class on February 19 due to Holiday*

Session 4: April 15 June 19, 2018
*Class on May 28 due to Holiday*

The session fee will remain at $40; if you choose to attend one night per week, the fee will be $20.

Classes will still run on Mondays & Wednesday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the fitness room at Peter Pastore Youth Center. The session fee is $40; if you choose to attend one night per week, the fee will be $20.

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


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, 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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