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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 2016 Park and Open Space Plan update is nearly final.  View and download the chapters by clicking on the links below.


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

Green Kent Partnership - www.greenkent.org

Projects Underway or Recently Completed

Volunteer Opportunities

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