There are many wonderful, free resources for you to access. It is spring here in Providence, and things are changing outdoors every day. Birds are returning, plants are pushing up through the soil and it’s healthy for us to get outside—let’s celebrate and safely connect with nature in our city.
Outdoor activities can be done in your backyard, your neighborhood and Providence Parks. You can create your own nature journal and share your discoveries and experiences with us by tagging #PVDParksExplorer. Click here to find a Providence Park near you.
Looking for an example of a Nature Journal? Check out PBS Kids Nature Cat Nature Journal.
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- Providence PlayCorps @ProvPlayCorps
- Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership @RIUrbanRefuge
- Providence Parks @PVDParks
- Roger Willams Park Botanical Center @RWPBotanicalCenter
- Roger Willams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium @RWPMuseum
- Roger Willams Park Zoo @RWPZoo
- Roger Williams Park Conservancy @RWPConservancy
As of Saturday, May 9, all Providence public parks, greenspaces, off-road trails, and dog parks will be open to local public access only but parking will remain closed. All sports fields, courts and playgrounds will remain closed to public access. Do not visit parks, trails or other recreational areas if you have a fever, feel ill or are exhibiting symptoms of illness.
RESIDENTS MUST FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE USE OF PARKS AND OPEN SPACES DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AS FOLLOWS:
- Maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet between people.
- Do not gather in groups of more than 5.
- Wear face protection or masks whenever possible. It is recommended that residents wear face protection whenever possible (including bandannas or fabric masks) which cover the nose and mouth and are primarily used to keep others safe from the spread of germs.
- Follow CDC’s guidance for personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails. Wash your hands, carry hand sanitizer, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and avoid surfaces that are touched often, such as doorknobs, handrails, and equipment.
- Please do not leave any traces of your visit. Leave only footprints, take only pictures.
- While on trails, warn other users of your presence and as they pass, and step aside to let others pass