Today’s (June 6th) Boot Camp/Yoga Stretch class at the Dexter Training Ground has been CANCELLED due to the heavy rain we had this afternoon. The ground is too slick to safely run an outdoor exercise class.  Here's hoping for better weather for Wednesday June 13th. and hope to see you all then!! We apologize for any inconvenience.

Boot Camp/Yoga Stretch: Dexter Training Ground

  • Today* Wednesday June 6th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Meet at Dexter Training Ground at the Adult Exercise Equipment Area
  • FREE child care (ages 3+)
  • FREE for WBNA members (bring your membership card), Non-WBNA members $5 cash per class.
  • This is a Boot Camp/YOGA stretch class; please dress appropriately, SNEAKERS must be worn to class
  • Please bring water so you can keep hydrated during the exercise class
  • Bring a yoga mat (if you have one) to the class – it will help!

* Outdoor Classes are all weather dependant, please check for any cancellation/class reschedule information.


WBNA General Meeting - June 5 at 7:00pm

WBNA General Meeting:  

Tuesday, June 5, 7:00PM, WBNA Headquarters


  • This whole meeting will be devoted to the making our neighborhood asset, the Dexter Training Ground an even better place for West Side Residents.
  • Updates from WBNA Friends of Dexter Training Ground chair Jennifer Spaziano and DTG Dog Run Subcommittee co-chairs Yarrow Thorne and Casey Spencer
  • Deputy Parks Superintendent Beth Charlebois will report on the Board of Parks Commissioners decision on the dog run
  • Seeking input and volunteer participation from neighbors on park issues including programming, the playground, the trees, the dog run, the new WBNA park stewards and more!.  

The WBNA general Meeting is Open to the public and everyone is welcome!  If you play kickball, walk in the park, play at the park, go to the Farmer’s Market, or something of the sort, please join us!!

2012 WBNA Yard Sale Map

To print your map please click here

WBNA Neighborhood Wide Yard Sale, May 19 8:30am -1:00pm

29th Annual Neighborhood-Wide Spring Cleanup!!

CLICK on the link to PRINT flyers to hand out to your West Side Neighbors

Spring Clean up Flyer (English)

Spring Clean up Flyer (Spanish)

It's that time of year again!

Time to join forces and spiffy up the West Side for spring! Winter was good to us this year - not too much heavy sand to shovel up!!! But, lots of yucky TRASH! Come out to clean on Saturday, April 28th, for the WBNA's  time-honored tradition of the Annual Neighborhood Spring Cleanup!

cleanup 2011

Meet at Dexter Training Ground Park at Parade / Hudson Streets at 8:30am. Coffee is generously being provided by Equal Exchange Coffee and Hudson Street Delicatessen! YMCA will be leading a morning stretch to get you ready for a new series of free outdoor exercise classes in Dexter Park this summer! Awesome!

Bring gloves, bags, and tools if you have them, but if you don't, they will be provided for you. Bring your friends! Bring your families! Bring your coworkers! Have fun working together and making our neighborhood look fabulous for summer!

eWASTE: Bring your unwanted TVs, computers, printers, and other used electronic waste to Dexter Training Ground for recycling between 8:00am-1230pm. Thanks to Green Penguin and ecoRI!

NEIGHBORS: If you can’t attend but want to help, please sweep any debris onto the street for the street sweepers to pick up. Street sweepers will be around on Sunday and Monday night. Residents of Messer and Sycamore Streets, please sweep debris from behind the planter boxes into the street. SO HELPFUL!

CELEBRATE! Meet back at WBNA (1560 Westminster) at 12:30 for a cookout! Celebrate our success and unwind with your neighbors. We will have BOTH vegetarian and meat grill! If you are interested in volunteering to help with the cookout, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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This is a beloved annual event in our neighborhood & we hope to see you all there!

Extreme weather date for Clean Up: Sunday, April 29.

Special thanks to the following for making this event possible!
*Equal Exchange Coffee
*Hudson Street Deli
*Green Penguin
*Providence Department of Public Works
*Providence Neighborhood Planting Program
*Providence Police Department
*West Broadway Neighborhood Association
*and everyone who helps out!

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Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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