The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy is proud to have been awarded a $35,000 grant from the Providence Tourism Council. In a letter from Council Chair and Commissioner, Alexis Gorriaran writes, “The overriding mission of the PTC is to increase tourism, economic commerce and hotel stays in Providence. Supporting a full and varied calendar of compelling city events creates a rich visitor experience that increases our attraction as a tourist destination. The Council is proud to support the DPPC and looks forward to welcoming visitors drawn by these ongoing efforts.”
The DPPC is a program of The Providence Foundation and is a public-private partnership working to revitalize Greater Kennedy Plaza by using established creative placemaking practices. Formed in 2008, it has be instrumental in transforming Providence’s historic downtown by activating our public spaces with free arts and cultural programs.
This generous grant from the Providence Tourism Council is an important part of the DPPC’s operating budget. This grant will help fund the family-friendly arts and cultural programs which run in Burnside Park from June through September.
Greater Kennedy Plaza is one of the first areas visitors see of our capital city and the access point to City Hall. With the support of the Providence Tourism Council our public spaces become a positive place for recreation and enjoyment through increased amenities, attractions and events that encourage tourism and engages visitors.
If you believe in the work that we do and enjoy the free programs that we present, please consider making a one-time donation. And of course, spend time in the park!