Kevin Essington, RWPC Exec. Director

This year, Earth Day has become “Earth Week!” in Roger Williams Park and across Providence. For years, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza showed his commitment to sustainability by hosting a city-wide Earth Day Spring Cleaning event. The kick-off event has traditionally been held in Roger Williams Park. One year the celebration nearly set a world record for tree hugging! Despite a hiatus last year, due to COVID, activities have been modified to follow current RIDOH COVID guidelines and promote a series of “calls to action.” The Mayor will also release the City’s Sustainability Report from the RWP Botanical Center on April 22 at 2:00 PM.  

I want to encourage you and your family and neighbors to celebrate our Providence parks and the natural wonders all around our city. I hope you will join us in visiting Roger Williams Park on your own with your family or “pod” during “Earth Week” from Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day) to April 30 (Arbor Day). Here are just some of the fun activities in Roger Williams Park, and beyond, that you can enjoy.

I will be out in Roger Williams Park with board members and volunteers on the afternoon of Saturday April 24 and Sunday April 25.  Look for our tent at the Boathouse on Saturday, and at the Botanical Center on Sunday. We will have Park information, guides, and we will have art and t-shirts for sale. See you there!

2 thoughts on “Earth Week: Activities In The People’s Park For Your Pod”

  1. Jane Gerhard says:


    Any Earth Day trash pick ups scheduled?


    1. Kevin Essington says:

      Sorry, because of COVID19 there are no big public trash pick-ups scheduled this year.

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