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Who runs West Side Play Space?

West Side Play Space is an all-volunteer run cooperative that is overseen by a Governing Board of member-volunteers. To operate as a cooperative, WSPS requires each family to cover one shift per month during open hours. Shift lengths are 1.5 hours on weekdays and 2 hours on weekends.  As a cooperative, there is also the expectation that members, as they are able, will jump in to fill last minute open shifts, volunteer during events and scheduled work days, and step forward to join a committee. 

WSPS was founded in 2012 by a group of parents on the West Side of Providence who recognized the need for a safe, dry and warm space for our neighborhood’s children to play and grow together in the inclement months from late fall to early spring.

WSPS is a program of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, a nonprofit community organization (