Parks & Recreation
The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing public parks, facilities and recreation experiences that enrich the quality of life for area residents and visitors through dedicated staff, sound management and community involvement.
- Fleetwood Mac Tribute to Headline Kennesaw’s Salute to America Event - The City of Kennesaw will host its annual pre-Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks on Sunday, July 3 from 6 -10 pm in downtown Kennesaw. Admission to the … Continue reading
- Celebrate ‘Go Skateboarding Day’ at Kennesaw Skatepark - Local rippers, veteran shredders, and spectators are invited Kennesaw Skatepark on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 am – 1 pm to help celebrate ‘Go Skateboarding Day,’ the official holiday of … Continue reading
- ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ to Screen at Swift-Cantrell Park - The City of Kennesaw’s free Outdoor Movie Series at Swift-Cantrell Park continues on Saturday, June 4 with DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda 3 (rated PG). The third installment in the beloved … Continue reading
- PIG TALES Writing Competition Open to Cobb Students - This summer, the City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is partnering with the Cobb Schools Foundation and the Cobb County Public Library System to offer the 4th Annual PIG … Continue reading
It doesn’t get much better than FREE, family-friendly movies in the park! Kung Fu Panda 3 (rated PG) will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown.
Arrive at 6 p.m. for pre-movie entertainment, giveaways and outdoor fun. For your comfort, bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions. Visit www.kennesawparksandrec.com for updates.
Additional movies in the City of Kennesaw’s 2016 Outdoor Movie Series include Inside Out (rated PG) on Saturday, May 7; and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (rated PG-13) on Saturday, October 15.
Each race in the Kennesaw Grand Prix series is run on a mostly flat and fast asphalt course, professionally timed and USAT&F Certified, through downtown Kennesaw. The course is perfect for competitive runners seeking a qualifying time for the Peachtree Road Race. The festival-like atmosphere and plentiful food and drink also make these races perfect for beginner runners/walkers as well as families.
The six 5K runs are part of the Fit City Kennesaw initiative which encourages residents to become more active and engage in wellness-related activities; each benefits city facilities or projects. Registration can be done online at www.active.com. The entry fee of $25 ($35 on race day) includes a race t-shirt.
This year’s lineup is as follows:
May 7 – Swift-Cantrell Classic
Jun 18 – Dream Dash
Jul 9 – The Sports Fanatics
Aug 6 – Hero Run
Oct 1 – Great Locomotive Chase
Oct 29 – Garden Gallop
Each race begins at the Kennesaw First Baptist Church on Main Street in downtown Kennesaw. With plentiful parking, restrooms, room to spread out and warm-up, the registration and start area helps to get you ready for your race. Each race program includes a 1-mile fun run at 7:30 am; the 5K at 8 am; and a Tot Trot at 8:55 am. Awards are presented in the plaza adjacent to the Pedestrian Underpass to the top finishers in 14 categories immediately afterwards.
Participants in four of the six 5K series races will receive a specially designed zippered hoodie.
For more information, visit www.kennesawgrandprix.com.
Local rippers, veteran shredders, and spectators are invited to help celebrate the official holiday of skateboarding. The FREE, public event is held in partnership with Ambush Board Co., and will feature open skate sessions, contests with cool prizes, giveaways, games, music and food vending.