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Beat the Heat - Locations and tips to stay cool

KENT, Wash. – August 18, 2016– The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for western Washington through Saturday. Here is a list of local air-conditioned cooling centers and their hours of operation to help you beat the heat. All of the locations will have free bottled water available.

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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

City offers summer day camp for Kent kids

July 11, 2016 – Parents know with school being out, finding fun, engaging activities for kids can be a challenge.  Get them out of the house and keep them engaged and active with the City of Kent’s summer day camp Camp W.A.L.K.A.P.A.L.A.Read More >
Public Works Engineering

Downtown Kent to become even more pedestrian-friendly

June 14, 2016 – Do you wonder why some crosswalks are marked and others are not? Have you noticed the new pedestrian crossing on Kent-Kangley Road? On June 20, City staff will present policy recommendations on installing and maintaining marked crosswalks to the Public Works Committee.

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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

9th Annual Music & Art Showcase set for Thursday, June 23, 2016 in downtown Kent

June 14, 2016 – The 9th Annual Music & Art Showcase will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the south lawn of the Kent Senior Activity Center located at 600 E. Smith Street in downtown Kent.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Kent Summer Art Exhibit and 2016 Purchase Award Winners

June 9, 2016 –  The City of Kent Arts Commission’s Centennial Center Gallery hosts the 2016 Summer Art Exhibit through August 29.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Pine Tree Park After-Action Review and Timeline

May 18, 2016 - This Timeline and After-Action Review is the City's best attempt to address every question/comment received pertaining to the sale of Pine Tree Park.  Read More >
Office of the Mayor

City urges cat and dog owners to license their pets

March 29, 2016 – If you haven’t registered Fido or Fluffy, now’s the time. Canvassers with Regional Animal Services of King County will go door-to-door in Kent to help ensure all cats and dogs eight weeks and older are licensed, whether they are indoor or outdoor pets. 

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City Council

Kent City Council votes to ban fireworks starting in 2017

Feb. 17, 2016 — The Kent City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that would ban the possession, sale or use of consumer fireworks year-round within the city, starting January 2017.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Kent Mayor Cooke names Marty Fisher new human resources director

January 22, 2016 – Fisher brings nearly 20 years of human resources leadership experience having held positions at some of the country’s most recognized companies including Starbucks, Abercrombie & Fitch, T-Mobile, Flextronics and most recently, BECU.Read More >
Public Works Operations

Kent officials outline snow and ice response plan

 November 23, 2015 - It's your move now, Mother Nature. Kent is ready for winter weather with enough sand, de-icer and salt on hand to get through two, four-day storms.

 

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Police

Photo enforcement speed camera citations begin October 1 at Meridian and Millennium elementary schools

September 24, 2015 - Starting Thursday, October 1, traffic citations will be sent to the owners of vehicles caught speeding through the school zones at Meridian and Millennium elementary schools.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

City seeks community’s priorities on parks and open space plan

June 23, 2015 - The city invites the Kent community to share its priorities for Kent’s parks and trails system via an online survey at MyKentParks.com.

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Kent Bicycle Advisory Board
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