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PLAYGROUNDS, COURTS AND PARKS

SLATER MEMORIAL PARK 
Location: Entrances at Newport Ave and Armistice Blvd.

Estimated 200-acre Olmstead designed park, 1895 historic Looff Carousel (oldest Looff stander carousel in the world), 11 ballfields, 10 tennis courts, 13 picnic sites, one basketball court, Daggett Farm, Animal Shelter, three-acre Class C  fishing pond, 2.2-mile linear bike trail from Tomlinson Athletic Complex on Daggett Avenue through Slater Memorial Park to Kimberley Rock Athletic Complex in Rumford, the Pawtucket Dog Park, Friendship Gardens nature preserve, Marconi Gardens (weddings), Parks & Recreation   administrative office, various outdoor art sculptures, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Adventure Playground featuring climbing wall, space nets, slides and swings

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK            
Location: Smithfield Avenue
20-acre park, six ballfields, four tennis courts, outdoor pool, one basketball court, six picnic sites, 6-12 years appropriate playground

FESTIVAL PIER                                        
Location: School Street
$2 million renovation in 2015 which includes a new plaza, lighting, benches, picnic tables, fishing and parking areas and a new boat ramp to access the Seekonk River

Other Passive Parks throughout the City

  • Berkley Park - Location: Memorial Drive
  • Cannon Park - Location: Spring Street
  • Collyer Park - Location: Mineral Spring Avenue
  • Donahue Park - Location: Pond Street
  • Edward “Ted” Warnock Memorial Field - Location: 1135 Roosevelt Avenue
  • Gary Jack Park - Location: Cottage Street
  • Jaycee Park - Location: Prospect Street
  • Lewis Street Park - Location: Lewis Street
  • Manning and Heffern Park - Location: Broadway
  • Moore Park - Location: Knowles/Randall Sts.
  • Newell Avenue - Location: Newell Avenue
  • Park Place Park - Location: Park Place
  • Perez Park - Location: Pleasant Street
  • Raleigh Park - Location: Raleigh Avenue
  • Santos Park - Location: Lonsdale Avenue
  • Taft Street Pier - Location: Taft Street
  • Wilkinson Park - Location: Adjacent to Slater Mill
  • Windsor Road Park - Location: Windsor Road

 PLAYGROUNDS

Ayotte Park Playground - Location: Johnson Street, Ages 6-12 yrs appropriate
Barton Street Playground - Location: Barton Street, Ages 2-5 yrs appropriate
John Street Playground - Location: John Street, Ages 6-12 yrs appropriate
Payne Park Playground - Location: West Avenue, Ages 6-12 yrs appropriate
San Bento Playground - Location: Smithfield Avenue, Ages 6-12 yrs appropriate
Slater Park Adventure Playground - Location: Slater Park, Climbing wall, two space nets, swings, slides, tot area
Tom Duffy (Oakhill) Playground - Location: Cleveland/Sheffield Sts., Ages 2-5 yrs appropriate
Varieur School Playground - Location: Pleasant Street, Ages 6-12 yrs appropriate
Veterans Park Playground - Location: Smithfield Avenue (behind Nat Greene School), Ages 6-12 yrs appropriate

BASKETBALL COURTS

In some cases, athletic courts require permits for special events and supersede public use in these cases.  Please call the Parks & Recreation Division for details or to acquire a permit request application.

  • Coutu Memorial Field (1 full) - Location: Blackstone Avenue (adjacent to Tolman High)
  • Jenks Junior High (1 full) - Location: Division and South Bend Streets
  • John Street (2 full) - Location: John Street and George Bennett Highway
  • Payne Park (2 full & 1 half ) - Location: West Avenue
  • Slater Park (1) - Location: following the Animal Shelter on left prior to entering the picnic area
  • Smithfield Avenue (2 full) - Location: Smithfield Avenue
  • Tom Duffy Complex (1 full) - Location: Sheffield and Cleveland Streets
  • Veterans Park (1 full) - Location: end of Grotto Avenue

TENNIS COURTS 
In some cases, athletic courts require permits for special events and supersede public use in these cases.  Please call the Parks & Recreation Division for details or to acquire a permit request application.

  • Slater Park (10 courts) with Lights - Location: Across from Park Office
  • Tom Duffy (Oakhill) Complex (4 courts) - Location: Cleveland and Sheffield Streets
  • Veterans Park (4 courts) with Lights - Location: Grotto Avenue

SKATE PARKS

  • Jenks Junior High  (built 2009) - Location: Division and South Bend  

ATHLETIC FIELDS 

Athletic field facilities require permits prior to use.  Please call the Parks & Recreation Division for details or to acquire a permit request application.

COUTU MEMORIAL FOOTBALL PRACTICE FIELD
Location: Fountain Street (adjacent to Tolman High School) Formerly named Goff Lots, Irrigation, field lights

GALEGO COURT SOCCER
Location: Weeden Street (behind Galego Court Housing Project) Irrigation

HANK SOAR SOFTBALL COMPLEX
Location: Prospect Street
Three adult sized softball fields, field lights for all three fields, irrigation, infield wetting systems, jox box batting boxes at home plates, utility building with restrooms.

MAX READ ATHLETIC COMPLEX
Location: Pleasant Street (adjacent to Oak Hill Nursing Home)

Upper Football/Soccer Field
Field lights, irrigation, bleachers  (1300 capacity), combined football/soccer field, 400 meter track

Lower Major League Sized Baseball Field
Field lights, irrigation

  • April 1 – August 14 Users: Shea baseball teams, Pawtucket Senior Little League, AAU baseball practice, Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club Baseball League, Adult Baseball Leagues, American Legion Baseball
  • August 15 – November 30 Users: Football and soccer team practices

Lower Youth Sized Softball Field
Irrigation

MCCARTHY  PARK 
Location: School Street (adjacent to the Boys & Girls Club)

  • Thibeault  - Little League Sized Field, Field Lights, irrigation
  • Minor - Little League Sized Field, Field Lights, irrigation
  • Tee Ball Field - Field Lights, irrigation
  • McCarthy Park Complex - (from September 1 - November 15) Converted to football/soccer fields

MCKINNON/ALVES YOUTH SOCCER COMPLEX
Location: Monticello Place
Three regulation size fields adapted to nine youth size fields (U-6 through U-12; number varies year to year based on needs), field lights, irrigation, concession stand, restrooms and storage areas.

MORLEY FIELD COMPLEX
Location: Moshassuck Street
Limited lighting, restrooms

DENNIS O’BRIEN FOOTBALL PRACTICE FIELD
Location: South Bend Street (adjacent to Agnes Little Elementary School)
Irrigation

PARISEAU FOOTBALL/SOCCER FIELD   
Location: Division Street next to McCoy Stadium
Field lights, combined regulation football and soccer fields, bleachers, press box, concession stand with restrooms, irrigation, 400 meter walking track

SLATER MEMORIAL PARK

  • GEORGE PATRICK DUFFY COMPLEX  
    Location: Newport Avenue entrance to Slater Park
    Batting cages implemented: 2016
  • McConnon Major League Sized Baseball Field
    Field lights, irrigation, infield wetting system, enclosed dugouts, Fall 2010 reconstructed infield
  • Cosimini Little League Sized Baseball Field
    Field lights, irrigation, infield wetting system, enclosed dugouts
  • Costigan Little League Sized Field
    Irrigation, infield wetting system
  • Horan Little League Sized Baseball Field
    Field lights, irrigation, infield wetting system, Reconstructed:  Fall 2010 to clay infield
  • Ruthowski Little League Sized Baseball Field
    Irrigation, infield wetting system, Reconstructed 2012 to clay infield:
  • Bailey Youth Softball Field (225 feet to center)
    Field lights, irrigation, infield wetting system, enclosed dugouts
  • Kinch Youth Softball Field (185 feet to center)
    Irrigation, infield wetting system enclosed dugouts
  • Bradley: Girls Softball Tee Ball Field
  • Darlington National: Tee Ball Sized Field
  • Shea: Tee Ball Sized Baseball Field
    Irrigation
  • SLATER PARK HISTORIC CORE 
    Location:  Armistice Blvd
  • Seastrom Baseball Field (less than major league but greater than little league size)
    Stone dust skin infield, irrigation, infield wetting system

TOMLINSON ATHLETIC COMPLEX       
Location: Daggett Avenue
BASEBALL SEASON (APRIL 1 – JULY 31)
FOOTBALL SEASON (AUGUST 1 – NOVEMBER 30):
Utilizes entire complex for practice except major and minor Little League fields

  • Major League Sized Field
    Field lights, irrigation, infield wetting system, Reconstructed infield: Fall 2009
  • Major Little League Sized Field
    Field lights, irrigation, infield wetting system
  • Minor Little League Sized Field
    Irrigation, Reconstructed field: 2012 (clay infield)
  • Farm Little League Sized Field
  • Tee Ball Sized Field

VETERANS   PARK  COMPLEX   
Location: Smithfield Avenue (behind Nathaniel Greene School)
Batting cage implemented : 2016

FIELDS - Upper
Deluca - Little League Sized Field, Field lights, irrigation, infield wetting system
Pfefferle - Little League Sized Field, Irrigation
Carney  - Tee Ball Field, Irrigation  

FIELDS – Lower
Gradwell A - Softball Field, Field lights, irrigation, infield wetting system
Gradwell B - Softball Field, Field lights, irrigation, infield wetting system
Gradwell Major League Sized - Baseball Field, Field lights, irrigation, infield wetting system
Gradwell Complex -(from August 1 – November 15) Converted to football/soccer fields

Slater Park Events: 
The following is a listing of annual events that take place at Slater Memorial Park.  Most of the events are facilitated by or in conjunction with the City of Pawtucket’s Recreation Division.  The Recreation Office is located in Slater Park and is adjacent to the Daggett House and tennis courts.  The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.  The Pawtucket Parks and Recreation / Pawtucket Public Library seasonal booklet is available at various Park locations and on the City of Pawtucket website, www.pawtucketri.com and is a great resource outlining many of these events.

  • March through November  - Charity walk-a-thons and 5k runs         
  • April through October – Paddle boat rides on Slater Park Pond
  • April – Kids Bass Bums Fishing Derby
  • July through August:
    • Outdoor exercise classes
    • Free Children’s Performances
    • Free Musical Performances
    • Summer Camp (Pawtucket residents only)
    • Youth Tennis Camp
      • See Facebook page for details: Slater Park Tennis
  • August
    • Edd Pedro Whiffleball Tournament to benefit Juvenile Arthritis
    • Dog-a-palooza Fair to benefit the Pawtucket Dog Park
      • See Facebook page for details: Pawtucket Dog Park
    • Pawtucket Open Tennis Tournament
      • See Facebook page for details: Slater Park Tennis
  • July through October – Sunday Farmer’s Market
  • September – Fall festival event including the RI Philharmonic Concert followed with fireworks
      • See pawtucketartsfestival.org or
      • See Facebook page for details: Slater Park Fall Festival
  • October – Fright Night in the Park Halloween events
    • See Facebook page for details: Slater Park Haunted Tunnel
  • December – Winter Wonderland

                       

 

 

 

 

                       

 

 

           

 

           

 

 

 

 

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