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Budlong Pool Swim Lesson Class Description 2015 Bus Schedule for Playground Program 2015 Playground Program Daily Schedule 2015 Summer Program Guide

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?

BUDLONG POOL OPENS THIS SUMMER

The Budlong Pool will be opening on June 26, 2015 and is expected to close on August 14, 2015

POOL WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4

Pool hours are 12:00pm to 6:00pm seven days a week. Seasonal Pool Passes can be bought at the pool house beginning June 22 from 12:00pm—4:00pm and during regular pool hours starting June 26. The pool will close for the season on August 14.

Season Passes - Cranston Residents Only
Family Season Pass - $50
Individual Season Pass (Age 16+) - $25
Senior Season Pass (Age 55+) - $20

Day Pass $3 (Cranston residents) and $10 (Non-Residents)


Family Pass includes both parents and all kids living at the same address. For all season passes, proof of residency and a Photo I.D. MUST be provided at the time of registration.

Budlong Pool Season Passes will be on sale at the pool house beginning June 22 from 12pm—4pm. Seasonal passes will also be available during normal pool hours. Please provide proof of residency and Photo I.D. at the time of registration.


BUDLONG POOL SWIM LESSONS

Lessons run Mondays/Fridays or Wednesdays/Saturdays from July 6 to August 8

Registration for swim lessons will take place at the Budlong Pool house on June 3 at 9:00am. Cost is $50 per child.

Space is limited to 10 participants per session. If there is not a minimum of 10 participants, your session could be subject to change.

• Beginner 1: Ages 3 – 5 (No previous experience and needs floatation device)
Session 1 (10:00am – 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am – 11:45am)
• Beginner 2: Ages 3 – 5 (Swims with assistance of floatation device)
Session 1 (10:00am – 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am – 11:45am)
• Intermediate 1: Ages 6 and older (Swims independently— no stroke knowledge)
Session 1 (10:00am – 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am – 11:45am)
• Intermediate 2: Ages 6 and older (Swims independently with basic strokes)
Session 1 (10:00am – 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am – 11:45am)
• Advanced: Ages 6 and older (Can perform a variety of strokes)
Session 1 (10:00am – 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am – 11:45am)

REGISTRATION DATES SET FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer Program Registration Dates (Register for Playground Program, Tennis, Arts & Crafts, Living Arts, Soccer Camp)

May 14 at Park View Middle School from 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
May 19 at Hope Highlands Elementary from 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Please bring the following to registration:
• Birth Certificate
• Proof of Residency (Driver’s License or Utility Bill)
• Health Insurance card
• Payment (Check or Money Order only — No Cash)

At the conclusion of the two registration sessions, the Parks and Recreation Department will take registration for its programs in the office from 9am to 4pm from MAY 20 to JUNE 19.

Forms will not be processed until all of the above information, payment, and a completed registration form are submitted to the Parks & Recreation Office. For Playground Program, please bring a 50% deposit at time of registration with payment due in full by June 19. For all other summer programs, payment is due in full at time of registration. NO REFUNDS.


SUMMER PROGRAM DATES & INFORMATION ANNOUNCED

Here are the dates of our summer programs:

Playground Program: June 22 - August 14 (No camp July 6 and August 10)

Summer Tennis: June 22 - July 31 (no tennis on July 6)

Arts & Crafts: June 22 - July 31 (No class on July 6)

Living Arts Theater: August 3 - 7 with performances on July 7 and 8

More information and pricing will be announced shortly. Information will be posted on this page, as well as the Parks and Recreation Facebook page and distributed through the schools.


REGISTER NOW FOR CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMP

Register online at www.challengersports.com now or through Parks and Recreation starting May14

This program is offered in cooperation with Challenger Sports. Camps takes place at the field behind Hope Highlands Elementary School on Hope Road. Young players receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, and coached scrimmages.

9am–10.30am Mini Soccer: ages 4-5yrs $105
9am–12pm Half Day: ages 6-10yrs $140
1pm–4pm Half Day: ages 11-14yrs $140
9am – 4pm Full Day: ages 7-14yrs $198

You must register online before May 8th to receive your FREE British Soccer Jersey. For more information, contact Steven Hughes at 401-213-0463 or email: shughes@challengersports.com

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’s 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.


WOMEN"S FITNESS PROGRAM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
Women’s Fitness Program will begin again on September 15 at the George Peters on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Session dates are as follows:

Session 1: September 15 – December 4, 2014
*No Class on October 13, November 24 & 27*

Session 2: December 8, 2014 – March 12, 2015
*No Class on December 22, 25 & 29, January 1 & 19, February 16 & 19*

Session 3: March 16 – May 28, 2015
*No Class on April 20 & 23, May 25*

Monday night class, "Cardiocore" will focus on cardio while Thursday night will be "Boot Camp" concentrating on toning through the uses of weights. Participants should bring weights and a mat to BOTH classes.


ADULT YOGA BEGINS SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Adult Yoga will take place at the Edgewood Highlands cafetorium on Thursdays from
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sessions dates are as follows:

Session 1: September 4 – October 23, 2013

Session 2: October 30, 2013 – January 15, 2015
*No Class on November 27, December 25, January 1*

Session 3: January 22 – March 26, 2015
*No Class on February 19*

Session 4: April 2 – June 4, 2014
*No Class on April 23*

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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