Category Archives: Parks

Hummingbirds invited to Lippitt Park

There is a new piece of sculpture in Lippitt Park that is just asking for birds to perch on it. It is “The Hummingbird Palace, Providence,” by artist Esther Solondz, and was officially opened Friday, June 27, at a wine-and-strawberries celebration attended by dozens of people. The plaque posted as part of the exhibit reads, […]

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Lippitt Park fountain to spout soon

City Parks Superintendant Bob McMahon said Wednesday that the fountain in Lippitt Park should be turned on in 10 to 14 days.
At a meeting with several members of the SNA board, he said some of the chemicals in the water had eroded some seals and that there was leakage. But he said that was to be fixed as soon as possible and the water would start flowing.

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The Hummingbird Palace

SAVE THE DATE: Opening for The Hummingbird Palace, Providence Friday June 27  4:00-6:30.. Lippitt Park, (where Blackstone Blvd and Hope Street come together).

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Farmers market opens in Lippitt Park

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Music festival blows crowd away

By Anthony Arrigo SNA contributing writer Bright sunshine, mobs of dancing people, faerie and bee costumes, hula hoops, bubbles, graffiti art, rows of vendors, lines at food trucks five people deep, the mayor, a half-century anniversary party, and, oh yeah, six straight hours of great music, all of which marked this year’s Summit Music Festival […]

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Survey finds neighborhood support for community gardens in ‘Tot Lot’ park

A public opinion survey conducted by SNA in collaboration with the City of Providence Parks Department shows widespread support for community gardens being included in a proposed renovation of the “Tot Lot” public park at the corner of Ninth Street and Summit Avenue. The renovation plan, developed by landscape architect Megan Gardner of Gardner+Gerrish Landscape […]

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Summit Ave. Park Survey

The City of Providence Parks Department and the Summit Neighborhood Association want your input on the proposed renovation to Summit Ave. Park (the “Tot Lot”) at the corner of Summit and 9th Avenues.  Please take a minute to respond to our short survey.

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Easter Egg Hunt

The Summit Neighborhood Association is excited to sponsor its first ever Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, March 30th in Lippitt Park. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and egg hunting starts at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $5 and proceeds go to the Neighborhood Association. The event includes raffles, food vendors, face painting, prizes and toys for […]

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Easter-egg hunt proposal prompts discussion of inclusiveness

The SNA board voted at its Feb. 18 regular meeting to go ahead with an Easter-egg hunt on March 30, but only after a lengthy discussion of the implications of celebrating a Christian holiday in a neighborhood with a large Jewish population. Some Jewish members of the board asked if the Easter event would imply […]

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Time to Act on Tree Planting

Just in time to lift spirits from the gloom of clearing walks and driveways of snow, the deadline for getting new trees in the neighborhood is rapidly approaching. Tom Schmeling, a board member of the SNA and a former “tree captain” for 12th Street, points out that the spring Providence Neighborhood Planting Program cutoff date […]

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