220 Fourth Avenue South, Kent WA 98032 - (253) 856-5200


The Official Website of the City of Kent


The City of Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offers a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities, classes, services and facilities for all ages.  We have several Divisions including Administration, Recreation & Cultural Programs, Parks Planning & Development, Riverbend Golf Complex, Parks Maintenance, Facilities Management, and Housing & Human Services.


Recreation Classes, Programs and Registration
Look through our program guide or register online with our WebReg online registration system
Talk to Us - Park Visit Feedback Form

Find a Park, Trail or Facility


Download a Parks & Facilities Guide and Map

Adaptive Recreation 

We offer inclusive programming so everyone in the community has the opportunity to participate in, benefit from, and enjoy the parks and recreation programs and facilities.



Kids & Teens 

Here you’ll find what matters most: sports, recreation, education and creative arts.

At Kent Meridian Pool and Lake Meridian Park
Parks Maintenance  

The Parks Maintenance Division is responsible for regular maintenance and repairs.  Click if you notice something that needs our attention

Arts & Entertainment

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


Community Garden 

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

Parks Planning & Development

Find a Park or Trail 

The Parks Planning & Development Division is responsible for acquiring, developing, and re-investing in our award-winning parks and trails system. Click if you want to know about current projects.  Our biggest project is our 20-year collaboration with the Public Works Department to manage all of our urban forests and natural areas.  It's called the Green Kent Partnership

Community Recreation Centers

Connect with your community at the Kent Commons Community Center, Kent Senior Activity Center, Kent Parks Community Center and more.

Housing and Human Services 


Facilities Division

The Facilities Division is responsible for the maintenance of all City of Kent buildings.

Senior Activity Center

The Northwest is one of the greatest places to retire - make the most of it!


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


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

Kent Parks Foundation 

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

Outdoor Volunteer Programs

Ongoing opportunities and programs for volunteers and Eagle Scout candidates.

Parks and Recreation Commission

Our resident advisory board to the department

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.