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

View and Download a Parks, Trails and Facilities Guide with MAP (pdf) 

Find a Park, Trail or Facility

Find Recreation Classes, Programs and Registration

Rent a Picnic Shelter

Rent an Athletic Field

TALK TO US at on the Park Visit Feedback Form!

Adaptive Recreation

253-856-5030   Kent has inclusive activities for every ability to participate in, benefit from, and enjoy.

Arts & Entertainment

253-856-5050   Learn about outdoor summer concerts, visual arts exhibits, festivals, the annual Spotlight Series and more.

Athletics and Sports

253-856-5000   Join your friends and neighbors and get your game on with Kent sports leagues.

Community Garden 

253-856-5110   Kent's organic gardening program has been thriving since 1997.

Facilities Division

253-856-5080   The Facilities division maintains all City of Kent buildings.

Golf at Riverbend

253-856-5199   Play a round, do business or take a lesson at Riverbend Golf Complex.

Housing and Human Services

253-856-5070   Need assistance? We offer information, resources and referrals.

Kent Parks Foundation

253-856-5099   A 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps support our parks system.

Kent Senior Activity Center

253-856-5150   Of a certain age? We are your one-stop connection to recreation, information, education and resources.

Kids and Teens

253-856-5030   Find sports, recreation, education and creative arts for young people.

Outdoor Volunteer Programs

253-856-5110   For individuals, families, groups, and Eagle Scout candidates. Scouts from all organizations are welcome.

Parks and Recreation Commission

253-856-5100   Our resident advisory board to the department. Get involved!

Parks Maintenance

253-856-5120   Dedicated staff who provide regular maintenance, service and repairs to city parks and trails.

Parks Planning & Development

253-856-5110   We acquire and develop new parks, and manage large re-investments into our 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.