Inclement Weather Policy

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The safety of participants is a prime consideration when determining if programs should be cancelled due to inclement weather.  Parks Department classes and programs held at Kent School District or Federal Way School District facilities are cancelled when the corresponding school district closes due to inclement weather. 

For information about evening or weekend cancellations, please call 253-856-5020.

Possible exceptions may include performances; please call the Cultural Programs office at 253-856-5050.

For information regarding activities, rentals and facility operation at non-school district facilities, please call:

  • Kent Commons 253-856-5000*
  • Senior Center 253-856-5150**
  • Adaptive Recreation 253-856-5030

Closures and cancellations due to inclement weather will also be posted on the City of Kent Government and City of Kent Sports Leagues Facebook pages.

Parks Department Activities 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.  Significant weather can result in facility closure.  Please call 253-856-5000 for more information.

Parks Department Activities at the Kent Senior Activity Center** 

The Kent Senior Activity Center 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.  When the Kent School District closes due to weather, the Kent Senior Activity Center will cancel all scheduled programs.  Decisions regarding evening open hours will be determined by noon of that day.  Significant weather can result in facility closure.  Please call 253-856-5150 for updated information. 

Weather Information Line

The weather information 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 (Youth Track decision will be made at 3 p.m.).  Please call 253-856-5020 to reach the Weather Information Line.