Parks, Recreation and Community Services

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ยป Why Parks? Investing in Kent's Quality of Life A presentation to Kent City Council on May 2, 2017

Find a Park, Trail or Facility

Find Recreation Classes, Programs and Registration

MyKentParks.com

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS on our Park Visit Feedback Form!

Parks and Facilities Guide with Map (pdf)

Adaptive Recreation 

Kent has inclusive activities for every ability to participate in, benefit from, and enjoy.

Arts & Entertainment

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

Athletics and Sports

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

Community Garden 

Kent's organic gardening program has been thriving since 1997.

Facilities Division

The Facilities division maintains all City of Kent buildings.

Golf

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

Housing and Human Services

Need assistance? We offer information, resources and referrals.

Kent Parks Foundation

 A 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps support our parks system.

Kent Senior Activity Center

Of a certain age? We are your one-stop connection to recreation, information, education and resources.

Kids and Teens

Find sports, recreation, education and creative arts for young people.

Outdoor Volunteer Programs

Ongoing opportunities and programs for volunteers and Eagle Scout candidates.

Parks and Recreation Commission

Our resident advisory board to the department. Get involved!

Parks Maintenance

Dedicated staff who provide regular maintenance, service and repairs to city parks and trails.

Parks Planning & Development

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.