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The Official Website of the City of Kent

Parks Planning & Development

The Parks Planning & Development division helps create and implement the vision for tomorrow's parks, trails and open spaces.  This includes acquiring new land to preserve for public use.  Equally important is the need to re-invest in the award-winning park and trail system we already have: construction, playground replacement and other improvement efforts as well as environmental restoration projects, many done with the help of dedicated volunteers.

Park & Open Space Plan

The city is updating the Park and Open Space Plan.  View and download the latest draft chapters by clicking on the links below.


Table of Contents, Glossary, Executive Summary and Ch. 1: Why Plan?          Ch. 6, 7 and 8: Funding, Goals & Policies, Conclusion
Ch. 2 and 3: Who We Are, A Call to Action       Appendix
Ch. 4 and 5: Level Of Service, How We Get There                 

Green Kent Partnership

Projects Underway or Recently Completed

Volunteer Opportunities


Donations, Grants & Volunteer Recognition

Key Contacts If You Have Questions or Concerns

  • Capital projects: such as current park renovations, plans for new parks, amenities, playgrounds. Contact Parks Planning and Development at 253-856-5110.
  • Park repairs: such as broken or missing park amenities, basketball backboards, fencing, restroom vandalism, etc. If it is an emergency, contact 911. For regular repairs, contact Park Operations at 253-856-5120.

Plant the Planet: Kent's Youth Tree Education Program

We are well into the second decade for this national award-winning program, a collaboration between Parks and Public Works Departments and the Kent Public School District. In the year 2000, we invited Kent elementary students to help plant 2,000 native trees and shrubs. The goal has increased by one tree every year.  To date, children in Kent have planted well over 28,000 trees in our community! Watch Mayor Suzette Cooke planting with Pine Tree Elementary first graders! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko_fWpuQiA4