800 - Recreation

City of East Providence FY2024 Budget Summary

Who We Are:

The East Providence Recreation Department provides year-round leisure time services to the community. The department is led by a director who oversees a center assistant and coordinator.

What We Do:

The East Providence Recreation Department oversees a number of programs for youth, adults and seniors. The department coordinates the city's Independence Day Celebration, Dolly Searle Golf Tournament, Concerts in the Park, the Summer Food Service program, and Turkey Trot 5K Road Race. In addition, the department program offerings include: youth dance and tumbling, basketball, soccer, arts and crafts, cooking classes, weight training, after school fun, school vacation camps, holiday parties and summer day camps (including youth with physical and cognitive challenges). The department, through these programs and additional recreation activities and special events, serves nearly 18,000 residents annually. In addition, the department is responsible for the coordination, scheduling and permitted use of all activities held at 20 ball fields, 12 outdoor tennis courts, 28 outdoor basketball courts, Agawam Softball Complex, Hunts Mills recreation area, 15 neighborhood parks and three conservation areas. Additionally, the department assists the WinterFest Committee and East Providence Heritage Days, Inc. in coordinating their annual events.