Parks and Recreation
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Related Files:Fall & Winter Program Schedule 2014-2015
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?
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.
SUMMER JOB APPLICATION PERIOD ANNOUNCED
Summer Job Applications will be available starting April 1 to May 1, 2015. Applications will be available in the Recreation Office and online. Any Cranston youth age 15 and older can apply to work in our summer programs or at Budlong Pool. We anticipate there will be a limited amount of openings given the large number of returning employees in previous years.
SATURDAY MORNING YOUTH BASKETBALL
Saturdays from November 29 — March 21
This program will teach your child the fundamentals of basketball through instruction and game play. Register in advance at the Recreation Office or onsite on November 29.
Space is limited. First come, first serve.
Park View Middle School
Grades 3-5: 8:30 am — 10:00 am
Grades 6-8: 10:30 am — 12:00pm
Western Hills Middle School
Grades 3-5: 9:00 am — 10:30 am
Grades 6-8: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Peter T. Pastore Youth Center
Grades K-2: 9:00 am — 10:15 am
Grades K-2: 10:30 am —11:45 am
REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per child
ALL LOCATIONS: BOYS AND GIRLS
NO BASKETBALL ON DEC 27 & FEB 21 AT ALL LOCATIONS
WINTER INDOOR TENNIS INSTRUCTION
Saturdays from November 29 — March 21
9:00am — 11:00am
Ages 6 to 12
Hugh B. Bain Middle School Gym
NO TENNIS ON 12/27, 2/21
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 in advance at the Recreation Office or onsite on November 29. Space is limited. First come, first serve.
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*
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