Through the generosity of Hasbro, children visiting Greater Kennedy Plaza will now have access to an expanded programming schedule that strives to inspire early age literacy and a love of books through art and creative play. The expanded programming helps usher children “Into the World of a Book.”
“We are grateful to Hasbro for their support of our programming in the parks. It has been proven in other cities that programming in downtown parks results in safer, cleaner public spaces for all to enjoy,” states Cliff Wood, Executive Director, Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy. “To this end, our goal is to serve Providence’s mix of students, visitors, business people, families and residents. Hasbro’s gift will help us build a stronger, healthier, more accessible and more welcoming downtown Providence.”
DPPC programmed over 160 activities in Greater Kennedy Plaza in 2015 and has seen year over year growth in attendance and participation. Free DPPC arts, cultural and family programming enlivens Providence’s downtown public spaces and creates a welcoming environment for residents and visitors alike.
“The fun and enriching programming provided by the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy reflects our corporate purpose of making the world a better place for children and their families,” said Karen Davis, Senior Vice President of Global Philanthropy & Social Impact, Hasbro, Inc. “We are proud to help DPPC continue to bring this free family programming to those in Downtown Providence.”