Parks and Recreation
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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?
SATURDAY MORNING BASKETBALL BEGINS NOVEMBER 19
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 19.
Space is limited. First come, first serve. Download the registration form HERE
Park View Middle School
Grades 3-5: 8:00am - 9:30am
Grades 6-8: 9:30 am ? 11:00 am
Western Hills Middle School
Grades 3-5:9:00 am ? 10:30 am
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 FEE: $25
ALL LOCATIONS: BOYS AND GIRLS
NO BASKETBALL ON DEC 24 & 31 AND FEB 25 AT ALL LOCATIONS
WINTER TENNIS AT BAIN STARTS NOVEMBER 19
UPDATE NOV 17: WINTER TENNIS IS FULL. WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING PARTICPANTS ON A WAITING LIST
9:00am ? 11:00am
November 19 ? March 18
NO TENNIS ON DEC 24 & 31 AND FEB 25
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 in advance at the Recreation Office or onsite on November 19. Space is limited. First come, first serve. Download the registration form HERE.
WOMEN"S FITNESS PROGRAM BEGINS OCTOBER 24, 2016
Women's Fitness Program will begins on October 24 at the George Peters on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Cost is $40 per session ($20 if only attending one class per week).
Session dates are as follows:
Session 1: October 24 - December 22, 2016
*No Class on November 24*
Session 2: January 23 - April 6, 2016
*No Class on February 20 & 23*
Participants should bring weights and a mat to BOTH classes.
NEW YORK CITY BUS TRIP - DECEMBER 3, 2016
Offered in partnership with Somerset Recreation, travel to New York City in the winter. This self guided tour through the city that never sleeps allows you to see the sights around the holiday and get in some holiday shopping. Bus departs and returns to the Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink, with a stop at Somerset Town Hall.
Cost is $50 per person. Space is limited. Mail or hand deliver the registration form and payment to Cranston Recreation, 1090 Cranston Street, Cranston 02920
CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMP DURING APRIL VACATION
Cranston Recreation is partnering with Challenger Soccer to offer a full and half day soccer camp at the Chafee Athletic Complex on Hope Road during April School Vacation, April 17 - 21, 2017.
Half Day program runs from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for ages 6- 9. Cost is $120
Full Day runs from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for ages 8- 12. Cost is $160
Click HERE for more information and to register online
SUMMER JOB APPLICATION PERIOD IS APRIL 3 to MAY 5, 2017
The Parks and Recreation Department will make summer job applications available in the office and online from April 3 to May 5, 2017. Completed applications can be delivered to the Recreation Office, 1090 Cranston Street, 2nd Floor, during normal business hours.
Applicants must be 16 years old at the time of employment and be a Cranston resident.
Positions available include Playground Counselor, Lifeguard, Pool Attendant, and Pool Maintenance.
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.
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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.
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