In June 2016, the Kent City Council adopted the 2016 Park and Open Space Plan. The plan takes a new approach to defining Level of Service (LOS) and shifts focus away from expansion of the park system toward taking care of the city's existing park inventory.
The city is planning for the renovation of these two parks to function as one, replacing worn out amenities while we also create space for a planned YMCA.
This is our 20-year environmental stewardship program, which relies on dedicated volunteers to help actively manage our open spaces.
Planning & Development Projects Underway or Recently Completed
- Kent Memorial Park - Planning underway for the play area renovation, including installation of a Wiffle® ball field.
- Hogan Park at Russell Road - Planning underway for conversion of Field 1 from natural surface to synthetic turf which can accommodate multiple sports year-round.
The Parks Planning & Development division helps create and implement the vision for Kent's parks, trails and open spaces. This includes acquiring new land to preserve for public use, as well as re-investment in the award-winning park and trail system we already have. We manage park and trail construction projects, play equipment replacement and other improvement efforts.