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The Official Website of the City of Kent


The City of Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services offers a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities, classes, services and facilities for all ages through its Administration, Recreation & Cultural Services, Parks Planning & Open Space, Golf Maintenance, Facilities Management and Housing & Human Services divisions.  The links below will provide you with information about each of these divisions. 

 Recreation Classes and Registration information  

2015 Parks Events Calendar 


New to the Parks Department is the Kent Parks Commission. Introduced by the mayor November 18, 2014 at a City Council meeting, they began meeting in January 2015. Meet the 16 inaugural commissioners!


What do Kent parks do for YOU and your family? Got a compliment or is something not up to snuff in a park you visited? Tell us- we really want to know! Just click here.

Adaptive Recreation 

From preschool movin', to adult outings, to fitness classes, adaptive activities thrive in Kent. We offer inclusive programming so everyone in the community shall have the opportunity to equally participate in, benefit from, and enjoy the parks and recreation programs and facilities.



Kids & Teens 

Here you’ll find what matters most: sports, recreation, education and creative arts.


Access to Recreation Initiative

The city of Kent and the Kent Parks Foundation have partnered to increase the number of sliding scale scholarships we can offer for qualifying Kent families and youth seeking to participate in City recreation programs.

The goal of this initiative is to unite partners that agree and share a vision to reduce the financial barrier to participation that some of our neighbors have to deal with.  A donation of any size can make a difference, especially to a kid who really wants to participate in a program. 

The flyer gives you more details about local businesses and individuals that have already signed on as donors.  If you have questions, feel free to call 253-856-5110 or the Kent Parks Foundation at 253-856-5099.

Access to Recreation Flyer (pdf)

Planning & Development, Maintenance  

Parks Planning & Development Division is responsible for acquiring, developing, and re-investing in our award-winning parks and trails system. Click if you want to know about current projects.  Our biggest project is our 20-year collaboration with the Public Works Department to manage all of our urban forests and natural areas.  It's called the Green Kent Partnership

Regular maintenance and repairs are the responsibility of the Parks Operations Division.  Click if you notice something that needs our attention.


Read about the proposed Kent Aquatics Center,
Kent Meridian Pool and Lake Meridian Park

Find a Park or Trail 

Everything you need to know about parks, trails and open space in Kent: find a park, rent a park, park amenities, rules and regulations. 

Arts & Entertainment

Attend outdoor summer concerts, visual arts exhibits, festivals, the annual Spotlight Series and more.

Recreation Classes 

Look through our program guide or register online with our WebReg online registration system

Community Recreation Centers 

Connect with your community at the Kent Commons Community Center, Kent Senior Activity Center, Kent Parks Community Center and more.

Fun for Seniors 

The Northwest is one of the greatest places to retire, and Kent makes the most of it.

Facilities Division

The Facilities Division is responsible for the maintenance of all 35 City of Kent buildings.


Join your friends and neighbors and get your game on with Kent sports leagues.


Play a round, do business or take a lesson at the
Kent Riverbend Golf Complex.

Volunteer & Recognition 

Looking for community service projects for yourself or your group? Check out ongoing opportunities, community events and available Eagle Scout projects. Find out more about the Green Kent Partnership: www.greenkent.org. And look at who has supported Kent Parks in the past year with grants, donations and time.

Kent Parks Foundation

The Foundation is a public charity. Its purpose is to develop assets for the community that the Parks Department serves.

 Contact Us 

Best source of information for Parks Department related inquiries.                

Parks Department Mission Statement

"Dedicated to Enriching Lives"

We are committed to providing safe and inviting parks and facilities, meaningful and diverse recreational programs, cultural activities and human services.

Our staff is responsive, positive and ethical in their dedication to delivering:


Personal Benefits that strengthen self esteem, improve health and promote self sufficiency.

Social Benefits that bring families together and unite people within our diverse community.

Economic Benefits that welcome new business relocation and expansion which leads to a more productive work force and increased tourism opportunities.

Environmental Benefits that protect and preserve natural areas, open space and enhance air and water quality.