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Celebrate Kent’s history at multiple August events

July 19, 2016 - Visitors and residents are invited to celebrate Kent’s past at multiple events in August.  Showcasing local history, the celebration features special exhibits and bus and walking tours of the city’s oldest homes, businesses and cemeteries.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

City offers summer day camp for Kent kids

July 11, 2016 – Parents know with school being out, finding fun, engaging activities for kids can be a challenge.  Get them out of the house and keep them engaged and active with the City of Kent’s summer day camp Camp W.A.L.K.A.P.A.L.A.Read More >
Public Works Engineering

Downtown Kent to become even more pedestrian-friendly

June 14, 2016 – Do you wonder why some crosswalks are marked and others are not? Have you noticed the new pedestrian crossing on Kent-Kangley Road? On June 20, City staff will present policy recommendations on installing and maintaining marked crosswalks to the Public Works Committee.

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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

9th Annual Music & Art Showcase set for Thursday, June 23, 2016 in downtown Kent

June 14, 2016 – The 9th Annual Music & Art Showcase will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the south lawn of the Kent Senior Activity Center located at 600 E. Smith Street in downtown Kent.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Kent Summer Art Exhibit and 2016 Purchase Award Winners

June 9, 2016 –  The City of Kent Arts Commission’s Centennial Center Gallery hosts the 2016 Summer Art Exhibit through August 29.Read More >

Bond refinancing will save City of Kent over $10 million

May 18, 2016 – Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke announced the city will save nearly $10.7 million over the next 22 years after it favorably refunded both the city’s general obligation bonds and the Public Facilities District’s sales tax bonds.

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Office of the Mayor

Pine Tree Park After-Action Review and Timeline

May 18, 2016 - This Timeline and After-Action Review is the City's best attempt to address every question/comment received pertaining to the sale of Pine Tree Park.  Read More >
Public Works Operations

Kent offers free water testing for pre-1940’s homes after lead turns up in Tacoma sampling

April 26, 2016 - Providing safe drinking water is paramount to the city of Kent, and Kent’s water is very safe, says water superintendent Sean Bauer.


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Office of the Mayor

City urges cat and dog owners to license their pets

March 29, 2016 – If you haven’t registered Fido or Fluffy, now’s the time. Canvassers with Regional Animal Services of King County will go door-to-door in Kent to help ensure all cats and dogs eight weeks and older are licensed, whether they are indoor or outdoor pets. 

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City Council

Kent City Council votes to ban fireworks starting in 2017

Feb. 17, 2016 — The Kent City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that would ban the possession, sale or use of consumer fireworks year-round within the city, starting January 2017.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Kent Mayor Cooke names Marty Fisher new human resources director

January 22, 2016 – Fisher brings nearly 20 years of human resources leadership experience having held positions at some of the country’s most recognized companies including Starbucks, Abercrombie & Fitch, T-Mobile, Flextronics and most recently, BECU.Read More >
Public Works Operations

Kent officials outline snow and ice response plan

 November 23, 2015 - It's your move now, Mother Nature. Kent is ready for winter weather with enough sand, de-icer and salt on hand to get through two, four-day storms.


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Today's Events

Walk the beautiful Lake Fenwick Park Trail and Stairway
7/24/2016 Boat Launch, Lake Fenwick Park Road S. Kent WA 98032 Start: 11:00 AM - End: 1:00 PM

Upcoming events

Walk the beautiful Lake Fenwick Park Trail and Stairway
7/24/2016 Boat Launch, Lake Fenwick Park Road S. Kent WA 98032 Start: 11:00 AM - End: 1:00 PM
Kent Bicycle Advisory Board
7/25/2016 Centennial North and South Meeting Room Start: 5:45 PM - End: 7:30 PM
Land Use and Planning Board
7/25/2016 Kent City Hall Council Chambers Start: 7:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM
Kent Summer Concerts - Lulu LaFever
7/26/2016 Kent Station Plaza Start: 12:00 PM - End: 1:00 PM
Special Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Meeting
7/26/2016 Centennial North and South Conference Rooms Start: 1:30 PM - End: 4:30 PM