Parks and Recreation
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Related Files:Fall & Winter Program Guide 2015 - 2016 Saturday Morning Basketball Registration Form Winter Indoor Tennis 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?
SUMMER JOB APPLICATION PERIOD IS APRIL 1 to MAY 6, 2016
The Parks and Recreation Department will make summer job applications available in the office and online from April 1 to May 6, 2016. Completed applications can be delivered to the Recreation Office, 1090 Cranston Street, 2nd Floor, during normal business hours.
Applicants must be 15 years old at the time of employment and be a Cranston resident.
Positions available include Playground Counselor, Lifeguard, Pool Attendant, and Pool Maintenance.
All applicants will be notified by mail around the end of May/beginning of June as to whether they were hired or not.
SATURDAY MORNING BASKETBALL STARTS NOVEMBER 28
Saturdays from November 28, 2015 - March 19, 2016
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 28.
Space is limited. First come, first serve.
Park View Middle School
Grades 3-5: 8:30 am ? 10:00 am
Grades 6-8: 10:00 am ? 11:30 am
Western Hills Middle School
Grades 3-5: 9:00 am ? 10:30 am
Grades 6-8: 10:30 am ? 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 26, JAN 2 & FEB 20 AT ALL LOCATIONS
WINTER INDOOR TENNIS BEGINS NOVEMBER 28
UPDATE 11/16/15 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. CAPACITY HAD BEEN REACHED.
Saturdays from November 28, 2015 - March 19, 2016
9:00am - 11:00am
NO TENNIS ON DEC 26, JAN 2 & FEB 20
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 28. Space is limited. First come, first serve.
WOMEN"S FITNESS PROGRAM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Women's Fitness Program will begins on September 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: September 24 - December 3, 2015
*No Class on October 12, November 26*
Session 2: December 7, 2015 - March 3, 2016
*No Class on December 24, 28 & 31, January 18, February 15 & 18*
Session 3: March 7 - May 26, 2016
*No Class on April 18 & 21*
Monday night class, "Cardiocore" will focus on cardio while Thursday night will be "Latin Dance" concentrating on toning through the uses of weights. Participants should bring weights and a mat to BOTH classes.
ADULT YOGA BEGINS OCTOBER 15, 2015
Adult Yoga will take place at the Edgewood Highlands Elementary School Cafetorium on Thursdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Cost is $35 per session.
Sessions dates are as follows:
Session 1: October 15, 2015 - January 7, 2016
*No Class on November 26, December 24 & 31*
Session 2: January 14 - March 24, 2016
*No Class on February 18*
Session 3: March 31 - June 9, 2016
*No Class on April 21*
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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