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» Why Parks? Investing in Kent's Quality of Life A presentation to Kent City Council on May 2, 2017
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Kent has inclusive activities for every ability to participate in, benefit from, and enjoy.
Learn about outdoor summer concerts, visual arts exhibits, festivals, the annual Spotlight Series and more.
Join your friends and neighbors and get your game on with Kent sports leagues.
Kent's organic gardening program has been thriving since 1997.
The Facilities division maintains all City of Kent buildings.
Play a round, do business or take a lesson at Riverbend Golf Complex.
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A 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps support our parks system.
Of a certain age? We are your one-stop connection to recreation, information, education and resources.
Find sports, recreation, education and creative arts for young people.
Ongoing opportunities and programs for volunteers and Eagle Scout candidates.
Our resident advisory board to the department. Get involved!
Dedicated staff who provide regular maintenance, service and repairs to city parks and trails.
We acquire and develop new parks, and manage large re-investments into our award-winning parks and trails system.
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.