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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

City seeks community’s priorities on parks and open space plan

June 23, 2015 - The city invites the Kent community to share its priorities for Kent’s parks and trails system via an online survey at MyKentParks.com.

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Police

Kent Police stepping up fireworks enforcement for July 4

June 23, 2015  - Emphasis patrols will be in effect with the sole purpose of targeting fireworks violations.

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Economic and Community Development

Where would we be without the $138 million ShoWare Center has contributed to Kent’s economy?

June 12, 2015 - This opinion/editorial by Ben Wolters, Kent's Economic and Community Development Director, was submitted to the Kent Reporter. Wolters clarifies ShoWare Center’s finances and the City’s contractual obligations, and contrasts them with the considerable economic benefit the building has brought to Kent's economy.  Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Registration is open for Kent Cornucopia Days 5K, July 11

June 10, 2015Hosted by Kent Parks Recreation and Community Services, the race entrance fee is $10 or $25 (with a technical T-shirt) before July 9.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Registration open for Kent Parks’ Teen Camp

June 8, 2015 - Field trips to Game Works, Snoqualmie Falls, LeMay Car Museum, and a Tacoma Rainiers game are among the activities that await 7th, 8th and 9th graders at Kent’s Teen Camp.  

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Public Works Engineering

Kent’s Summer Recycling Collection event is Saturday, June 6

June 2, 2015 – The annual Summer Recycling Collection Event and Recycling Products Sale will take place Saturday, June 6 at the Kent Phoenix Academy parking lot at 11000 SE 264th St., from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Public invited to celebrate Kent's 125th Anniversary May 19

May 12, 2015  – The city of Kent and the Greater Kent Historical Society and Museum invite residents to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Kent at a reception Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in the Kent City Hall lobby, 220 4th Ave. S.

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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

15th Annual National Trails Day in Kent June 6

May 11, 2015 – Saturday, June 6, marks the 15th year Kent residents have come together to help build and maintain our 26+ miles of trails. This year, volunteers are needed to add a fresh layer of gravel to a well-worn Clark Lake Park trail.

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Public Works Operations

Community invited to celebrate Public Works Week, May 18

April 24, 2015 - It’s taken for granted that water will flow from the tap, toilets will flush, potholes will be filled and trees will be trimmed. Residents can learn about these services firsthand by attending this free, fun and informative event. Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Community invited to Team Up 2 Clean Up Kent, Saturday, May 16

The community is invited to “Team Up 2 Clean Up Kent” during its citywide litter cleanup event Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m. – noon. 

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Office of the Mayor

City seeks applicants for its new Financial Sustainability Task Force

April 23, 2015 – Kent is seeking applicants for its newly-formed Financial Sustainability Task Force, with a directive to educate and engage the community, as well as provide detailed recommendations to the mayor and city council on the city’s long-term financial sustainability.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Standard and Poor's improves Kent’s general obligation bond rating; cites city's strong financial management, budgetary performance

April 7, 2015 - Standard and Poor’s upgraded the city's general obligation bond rating April 6 from AA- to AA with a stable outlook.

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Today's Events

KDP Spending Competition
7/01/2015 Downtown Kent Start: 8:00 AM - End: 7:55 AM
Kent's Fourth of July Splash
7/04/2015 Lake Meridian Park Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
USSSA Combat-TSC Adult Softball Tournament
7/05/2015 Hogan Park @ Russell Road Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
Fireworks Tourney ASA Girls Fastpitch
7/05/2015 Service Club Ballfields Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
Public Works Committee Meeting
7/06/2015 Chambers East 220 4th Ave South Kent, WA 98032 Start: 4:00 PM - End: 5:30 PM

Upcoming events

KDP Spending Competition
7/01/2015 Downtown Kent Start: 8:00 AM - End: 7:55 AM
USSSA Combat-TSC Adult Softball Tournament
7/05/2015 Hogan Park @ Russell Road Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
Fireworks Tourney ASA Girls Fastpitch
7/05/2015 Service Club Ballfields Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
Public Works Committee Meeting
7/06/2015 Chambers East 220 4th Ave South Kent, WA 98032 Start: 4:00 PM - End: 5:30 PM
Kent Summer Concert Series
7/07/2015 Kent Station Start: 12:00 PM - End: 1:00 PM