COMMUNITY SERVICES & PARKS
The Community Services & Parks Department is committed to providing quality programs, services, and facilities to the residents of East Greenwich. Comprised of four divisions; Parks, Recreation, Senior Services, & Harbor Management, we strive to deliver opportunities to offer all of our residents an improved quality of life.
Our Parks Division is responsible for the maintenance and care of all the town's parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, courts, town building grounds, and school grounds. The recreation Division manages the outdoor facility reservations for non-profit groups and organized leagues in Town. The Outdoor Facility Use Policy and Fee Structure outlines the rental request and use policies. Facility request forms must be submitted to the office for approval. A list of Park & Recreational facilities is available here. Please call Rachel Arbige at 886-8626 Ext 2 for more info.
The Recreation Division offers the community a year round comprehensive program. Four seasonal flyers are published with the details of programs and registration information which will be made available digitally on this website. We will also email those who have registered through our online registration system. To do so, click here. Special event flyers are sent home in the school children's backpacks.
Senior Services offers a variety of programs for individuals ages 55 and older and adults with disabilities. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We offer exercise programs ($2.00 for residents/$3.00 for non-residents per class), recreational programs, educational programs and trips. Please contact Erin McAndrew at 886-8669, ext. 3 if you have any questions about our programs or services. We serve lunch Monday through Friday at noon. Each meal is a suggested $3.00 donation and includes coffee, tea, milk, an appetizer, a main entrée, and dessert. Transportation is provided for East Greenwich residents to the Swift Community Center, medical appointments in East Greenwich, grocery shopping, pharmacies and retail shopping. We also offer special day trips to locations throughout Rhode Island.
The Harbormaster, working in conjuction with the Recreation Division, manages the mooring permits and the waiting list for Town moorings in Greenwich Cove. The Town has 110 moorings (resident, non-resident and commercial) permits.The Department also manages the dinghy & kayak rack permits. Permits are renewed in March of each year. Available mooring permits are distributed to the waiting list applicants shortly after the renewal in early spring.