Providence Sports and Recreation

Providence Sports and RecreationIt doesn't really matter if the action is taking place on a grassy football field, a chilly ice rink or just in one of Providence's beautiful parks. What does matter to the sports and recreation enthusiasts who live here is that there is always something fun to do and see. Whether it's taking in a football or hockey game or hitting the trail with friends, Providence offers activities that the whole family can not only have fun doing, they can also get the added bonus of plenty of good old-fashioned exercise!

 

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Pro Sports

Providence Bruins
Providence is home to the Providence Bruins, a professional sports team that is part of the American Hockey League. The Bruins play their home games at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. In addition to offering great fan-based promotions and giveaways at the games, there are also lots of fun, seasonal-themed contests at every home game.

Address: 1 LaSalle Square, Providence, RI 02903 - MAP
Phone: (401) 273-5000
Web: www.providencebruins.com

Rhode Island Rebellion
The Rhode Island Rebellion makes its home in Providence. The sports team is a part of the Rugby League and plays its games at Classical High School. The team is a member of the USA Rugby League. When the team is not busy practicing or playing, they devote a considerable amount of time to community-based projects designed to help give back to the area and its charitable organizations.

Web: www.rebellion-rugby.com

New England Patriots
While the NFL's New England Patriots play their home games in Foxborough, Massachusetts, they have plenty of devoted fans who live in Providence. The sports team maintains its long-standing tradition of winning as well as offering fans plenty of promotional incentives during home games.

Web: www.patriots.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

East Bay Bicycle Path
The East Bay Bicycle Path is a great way to get to the beach from downtown Providence. This scenic recreation path offers much to see on your way that you will arrive at your destination before you know it! This 14.5 mile asphalt path is popular not only in Providence but in Bristol Counties as well.

Address: Providence, RI - MAP
Web: www.dot.ri.gov

Roger Williams Park
Roger Williams Park is often referred to as "the Jewel of Providence" for good reason. This 430-acre park contains a zoo, landscaped grounds, gardens, a carousel and historic buildings. There are also plenty of scenic walking and recreation trails that offer a chance to take in the park's many amenities in a relaxed way.

Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 - MAP
Web: www.providenceri.com

Swan Point Cemetery
For a completely different biking or walking experience, make your way to Swan Point Cemetery. This historic site features beautiful plants and monuments. Walking or slow biking on the trail is allowed. Also, out of respect for the families who have loved ones buried here, proper attire is requested.

Address: 585 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906- MAP
Phone: (401) 272-1314
Web: www.swanpointcemetery.com

 

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Watersports

Bowdish Reservoir
The Bowdish Reservoir stretches for four miles near Chepachet and offers a great opportunity for water recreation, like canoeing for enthusiasts of all skill levels. The reservoir is usable all year round, weather permitting.

Address: Providence, RI - MAP
Web: www.exploreri.org

Narragansett Bay
An excellent aquatic adventure awaits just a short distance away in Newport. That city is closest to Narragansett Bay, the sparkling body of gentle ocean water that is considered the state's greatest natural resource. This is an excellent spot for fishing, shellfishing, sailing and various other water sports. Because of the various tournaments and competitions held here, Narragansett Bay is often referred to as the "Sailing Capital of the World."

Address: Newport, RI - MAP
Web: www.newportharborguide.com

Newport Harbor
Newport Harbor located in nearby Newport is a favorite of kayakers. This body of water is calm enough for beginners but offers enough action to make it a challenge for the most seasoned kayakers and lovers of water sports.

Address: Newport, RI - MAP
Web: www.newportharborguide.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

hot air balloon
Just imagine that you are smoothly sailing up in the Rhode Island sky in an impressive hot air balloon. See everything from a completely different perspective as you sail up in the clouds. You don't have to imagine it any longer, as the professionals at Luxergy can make it a picturesque reality for you!

Phone: (888) 589-3749
Web: www.luxergy.com

Bungee jumping
The big plunge awaits when you take the step that makes the difference between being secure and letting the bungee take control! Bungee jumping is a truly adrenaline-pumping, extreme sports experience. The fine folks at Luxergy will make it all happen for you faster than the time it takes for you to spring back and forth on your bungee cord!

Phone: (888) 589-3749
Web: www.luxergy.com

tandem skydive
As your plane ascends up in the clouds, your heart will start beating a little faster. Your anticipation of the moment when you step off the plane to experience your tandem skydive gets greater with every passing minute. Luxergy takes care of all the details so that the only thing you have to be concerned about is handling the extreme adrenaline rush of the skydive's first few seconds.

Phone: (888) 589-3749
Web: www.luxergy.com

 

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Leisure

East Providence Lanes
Watch the pins fly as you strike out in style at East Providence Lanes. This impressive recreation venue offers a state-of-the-art bowling experience that is very family friendly. The kids will love the big arcade and the concession bar offers a wide range of tasty treats. Also, take advantage of Dollar Mania as shoes and games are just $2 Sunday through Thursday evenings.

Address: 80 Newport Ave, Providence, RI 02916 - MAP
Phone: (401) 438-2300
Web: www.eastprovidencelanes.com

Wood and Pawcatuck Rivers
Providence offers many choices if you are an angler. Some of the best saltwater fishing can be found off the coast with in-shore and rock casting fishing available. Excellent freshwater fishing awaits at Wood and Pawcatuck Rivers, just to name a couple of the most popular destinations.

Web: www.dem.ri.gov

Snookers
Show off your cool as you relax and shoot a game of pool at one of Providence's favorite places, Snookers. The friendly atmosphere not only features billiards, but also offers a plethora of your favorite beverages as well as very tasty menu selections at the bar and grill.

Address: 53 Ashburton Street, Providence, RI 02904 - MAP
Phone: (401) 351-POOL
Web: www.snookersri.com