Inclement Weather Policy

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The Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services does its best to follow established activity schedules but occasionally, changing Northwest weather dictates the need to cancel activities. If this should occur, every effort will be made to reschedule the class or activity.

Parks Department activities scheduled on week days at School District Facilities

Parks Department classes and programs are cancelled when the Kent School District closes due to inclement weather. Possible exceptions may include ticketed performances; please call the Cultural Programs office at 253-856-5050.

Parks Department activities scheduled at School District Facilities (weekends)

Please call the Kent Parks Department weather line (253-856-5020) for information regarding activities scheduled at school district facilities on Saturday or Sunday.

Parks Department activities scheduled at the Kent Commons Community Center

The Kent Commons will open 2 hours late when the Kent School District has issued a “Late Arrival Notice” or “School District Closed” due to weather related conditions. The Kent Commons will open at 8 a.m. (Monday-Friday) when this occurs. Please listen to radio/television reports for information concerning the Kent Schools District inclement weather related delays.  Please call the Kent Commons (253-856-5000) for information.

Parks Department activities scheduled at Non-School District Facilities

Senior Center, Youth and Teen, Adaptive, Ice Centre, etc.: Please call the Kent Senior Activity Center (253-856-5150), Youth and Teen and Adaptive Recreation (253-856-5030), or Ice Centre (253-850-2400) for information regarding activities and facility operation.

Rainout information line

The rainout line will have updated information during the season on cancellations due to inclement weather for all sports programs. Decisions for cancellations will not be made until 4 p.m. each day for youth and adult sports programs (Track decision will be made at 3 p.m.). Please call 253-856-5020 for information.