About

Cranston City Hall
869 Park Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island 02910

Monday Through Friday
8:30AM to 4:30PM
To contact the City Hall please call:
401-461-1000

Council Meetings:

Regular public meetings of the City Council are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, Cranston City Hall, except in December, when the meeting is held on the third Monday of the month.


Population

81, 274 

Total Area

28.2 square miles

2nd largest City in RI

Government

Mayor: 4-year term

City Council: 9 members, 2-year term

School Committee: 7 members, 2-year term

Services

Police Department

Fire Department

Senior Center

Community Youth Center

6 Libraries

Municipal Sewer & Water

Recreation Services/Facilities

Households

31,857

Median Selling Price of Existing Homes

$265,800

Median Household Income

$64,282

Number of Jobs

37,902

Number of Businesses

2,921

Education

17 Elementary Schools

4 Middle Schools

2 High Schools

Recreational Facilities

2 Municipal Ice Rinks

1 Municipal Outdoor Swimming Pool

1 Bike Path

2 State Parks

2 Stadiums

2 Yacht Clubs

2 Golf Courses

2 Football Fields

7 Walking Tracks

13 Soccer Fields

19 Basketball Courts

24 Tennis Courts

25 Baseball Fields

33 Tot Parks

Location

4 Major Highways across the city: I-95, I-295, Route 10 & 12

10 Minutes to T.F. Green International Airport

10 Minutes to highspeed rail passenger centers

10 Minutes to downtown Providence

Senior Facilities

1 Senior Services Center

1 Alzheimer Day Care Center

2 Assisted Living Facilities

3 Nursing Homes

11 Senior Housing Complexes

Churches

33 of Varied Denominations

Industrial Parks

3

News

Cranston Herald (Weekly Paper)

Providence Journal (Daily Paper)

Cranston Patch (Online)

NBC 10 WJAR-TV (News Channel)

 

 


The City of Cranston is part of the large metropolitan area of Providence and is located just south of the Capital City, with 3 1/2 miles of shoreline on the Providence River where it begins to broaden into Narragansett Bay. Cranston is also bounded by the City of Warwick and the Towns of West Warwick and Coventry on the south, and by the Town of Scituate on the west. Cranston has a geographical area of 28.2 square miles.

City Seal:
Cranston's City Seal, which was taken from the coat of arms of Governor Samuel Cranston, consists of three silver cranes on a red shield with a silver border. The motto DUM VIGILO CURO has been translated as "While I watch I care."


City Flag:
The flag of the City is blue, of standard size, bearing on each side of the center the representation of the Coat of Arms of the City. The shield is red with a white border, the representation of the three cranes upon the shield is in white; the words DUM VlGlLO CURO are imposed in yellow and gold upon the representation of a white ribbon with a red border under the shield.