From parks to parent support networks, the Providence community offers many resources that may be useful for both you and your family. Have you checked out your local public library or YMCA? Did you know that there are Farmers’ Markets all around Providence, including one on Brown’s campus on the Wriston Quad? Community resources include the Parent Support Network of Rhode Island as well as the RI Parents Guide to Children’s Mental Health, which pertains to learning and/or behavioral challenges.
If you are looking for activities, please view the Family Activities page.
RI Public Transportation accesses and serves all areas of the state of Rhode Island. Brown community members can travel on RI Public Transportation anywhere in the state for free. Check out the RIPTA routes.
Neighborhood Parks and Playgrounds
On the east side of Providence, there are several small neighborhood parks with playscapes that are appropriate for young children. These include the 9th St. Park, the Morris Ave. Totlot, and Gladys Potter Park on Elton St.; the last two are heavily shaded and stay cool even on hot summer days. All three parks are full of communal toys. Lippitt Park at the top of Blackstone Boulevard and Hope St. has bigger equipment and lots of open space for running around or playing games.
Some other community resources of interest include:
- Neighborhood Parks in Providence
- Providence Parks & Recreation
- Providence Library
- Farm Fresh RI
- Rhode Island Parks
- Friends of Brown Street Park
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