Parks Department Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities
||Kent Parks volunteers assist us with environmental stewardship, special events, and park clean-ups. Their dedication is an inspiration!
ATTENTION: We do not offer court-ordered community service opportunities. The following organizations may be able to assist you:
STUDENTS, this is a great way to earn community service credit! Help us maintain our urban parks and trails by removing invasive and non-native vegetation and planting native Pacific Northwest shrubs and trees. Year-round work parties are usually Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, rain or shine. Wear sturdy shoes/boots AND socks (no flip-flops or sandals!), and dress for the weather. ONLINE REGISTRATION ensures that we have adequate tools and staff supervision so our events are safe and fun for everyone. Safety briefing and water provided at all events.
Events for large corporate groups can also be coordinated. Call (253) 856-5114 or email Parks staff with specific questions.
Kent's Adopt-A-Park program offers two simple ways to help out the community:
- One-time or scheduled seasonal park improvement projects, for groups of 10 or more
- Litter clean-ups in parks and along trails, for groups and individuals
Email Parks staff with your name, your group's name, and a daytime phone number for more information. Schedule today!
Eagle Scout Projects
Over 230 projects have been completed by Scouts to improve Kent's parks. Eagle Scout candidates should allow a minimum of three months to plan and execute their project. All projects must be completed within six months. For details about available projects, please call (253) 856-5112 or complete the following Eagle Scout Questionnaire and return it to Hope Gibson.