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Kent Parks Foundation 

Kent Parks Foundation 

Kent Parks have an enduring tradition

Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services forms an integral part of the social fabric of our lives.

By preserving our environment, nurturing our children, serving special populations and providing activities and facilities that enhance our lives, the Parks Department is an important part of our community.

The Kent Parks Foundation, a registered non-profit organization, provides an opportunity to ensure that Kent remains a beautiful, healthy, and caring place to raise our children and enjoy our lives.  Gifts through the Kent Parks Foundation are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

Become a supporting member of the Kent Parks Foundation. (PDF, 80KB) 

Donor Lists:

2010 Donor List (PDF, 20KB)2009 Donor List (PDF, 20KB) 

2008 (PDF, 20KB)
2007 (PDF, 20KB)
2006 (PDF, 20KB)
2005/2004 (PDF, 20KB) 


Kent Parks Foundation Gift Catalog

The Kent Parks Foundation Gift Catalog provides an opportunity to share a gift with the community and Kent Parks and Recreation...gifts that will be enjoyed today and by future generations. Speaking of the future, have you ever thought about what kind of Park Legacy you would like to see? We would be happy to discuss your ideas! 


The Gift Catalog is filled with specific items needed for our park programs, as expressed by our local community and Parks Department. Consider a gift in honor of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, holidays, memorials, loved ones, or just because.


Not every need is listed in the Gift Catalog. But here's one that is: the new Access to Recreation Initiative, a partnership between the city and the Foundation to increase the number of sliding scale scholarships we can offer for qualifying Kent families and youth seeking to participate in city recreation programs. Click on the link above to see who's already pledged their support. If you are are someone who enjoys the classes, teams or events you've participated in, consider "paying forward" the next time you register for something you see in the Program Guide. You can help sponsor an experience for someone who otherwise would not be able to participate in the great activities being offered by Kent Parks.

Please call 253-856-5110 or email to request a hard copy of the catalog or to discuss your ideas for leaving a legacy to Kent's parks, trails and open space.

Clark Lake Park 

Parks leave a lasting impression

For generations, parks have captured our imagination and enthusiasm while enhancing our quality of life.

The Kent Parks Foundation is continuing this rich tradition by leaving our park system better than we found it.

"Parks programs create a level playing field. When children play on a sports team, ethnic backgrounds are not present; they are simply a member of a team." Foundation Board Member

Children playing soccer 

You can leave a legacy

You can take advantage of opportunities to enrich the lives of our citizens.

The Parks Foundation provides individuals, families and corporations the avenue to directly participate in the development of parks and park programs and to leave a legacy for future generations.

Children playing by big blue bus 

The Kent Parks Foundation is a public foundation

The Kent Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Its purpose is to develop assets for the community that the Parks Department serves.

Here are ways you can leave a legacy: 

  • Cash donation to the Kent Parks Foundation.
  • NEW! Earn donations from Fred Meyer just by shopping with your Rewards Card and linking it to #89598. For details, visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards 

  • Designate the Foundation on a life insurance policy.

  • Name the Foundation as a beneficiary to the remainder of your 401(k).
  • Charitable bequest in your will.
  • Establish a charitable fund during your lifetime.
  • Donate stock or real estate and receive tax benefits.

For further information, contact the Kent Parks Foundation:
P.O. Box 26
Kent, WA 98035