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?
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.
SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION COMING SOON
We are currently locking down the final details of our summer programs.
Right now we are looking at starting all summer programs - Playground Program, Arts & Crafts, Tennis, Challenger Soccer Camp - on June 26. We are holding off on a definitive start date until we are certain about the last day of school.
We will also be offering the Living Arts Theater Program again with a production of The Jungle Book.
Information will be posted here as well as out Facebook page and a flyer sent through the schools.
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.
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.