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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?

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.


SATURDAY MORNING BASKETBALL AND WINTER TENNIS

We are finalizing plans for Saturday Morning Basketball (Grades K - 8) and Winter Tennis (age 6-12). Those program traditionally start the weekend of Thanksgiving. Check back for updates on program dates & times, fee and registration information.

More information about dates, times, fee and registration will be forthcoming.

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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