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Providence Opening Four Water Parks Today

City of Providence Will Open Four Water Parks Thursday

Special measure to accommodate children and families during another day of excessive heat

Water ParkPROVIDENCE, RI – With the National Weather Service predicting another day of dangerous heat Thursday, June 21, the Department of Parks & Recreation will open and operate four water parks Thursday.

The following water parks will be open tomorrow from 10AM to 5PM:

  • Richardson Street Park (Prairie Avenue in South Providence)
  • Cabral Park (Wickenden Street in Fox Point)
  • General Street Park (off Admiral Street in Wanskuck)
  • Fargnoli Park (Smith Street near Academy Avenue in Elmhurst)

The Parks & Recreation Department will open and staff the water parks tomorrow, in advance of the scheduled opening of all City of Providence pools and water parks on July 2, as a special measure to accommodate children and families during a day of excessive heat.

The Salvation Army will again tomorrow operate a cooling station from 12-3PM in Kennedy Plaza across the street from Providence City Hall.

The City is still advising residents to take safety precautions during the excessive heat and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services will be available to residents to refer them to the resources they need. The Office of Neighborhood Services can be reached at 421-2489.

See the full list of Cooling Centers.

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One Response to Providence Opening Four Water Parks Today

  1. Jef Nickerson June 22, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Water Parks open again today:

    Six Water Parks Open Today in Providence

    PROVIDENCE, RI –The City of Providence Department of Parks & Recreation will open and operate the following water parks today from 11AM to 5PM:

    • Richardson Park, Prairie Avenue
    • Neutaconkanut Park, Plainfield Street
    • George West Park, Chalkstone Avenue
    • Fargnoli Park, Smith Street
    • General Street Park, General Street
    • Cabral Park, Wickenden Street

    The Parks & Recreation Department is opening and staffing the water parks for one more day to accommodate children and families during the current heat wave. All City of Providence pools and water parks are scheduled to open for the summer season on July 2.

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