Parks & Recreation

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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.

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Book, CD & DVD Swap @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Book, CD & DVD SwapClear out your bookshelves and swap your old stories for new adventures! Kennesaw Parks & Recreation’s Book, CD & DVD Swap is a fun, FREE and easy way to freshen-up your library. Here’s how it works: Drop off your gently used hardcover or paperback books, music CDs and DVD movies on Thursday and Friday, January 26-27 from 12 to 8 p.m. and receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of items during “open swap” time on Saturday, January 28 from 8 to 11 a.m. Books must have their front and back covers intact and be in good condition. CDs and DVDs must be in their original cases and fully operable. Magazines, software, record albums, VHS or cassette tapes, adult content, unauthorized or illegal material will not be accepted. After the event, all unclaimed items will be donated to charitable organizations. This is not a book sale. It is a FREE media swap. Items will not be available for purchase.

Assistance is needed during the event with receiving, sorting, counting and bagging items. Volunteers must have the ability to bend, stoop, stand and lift up to 20lbs. Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift.

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Valentine’s Dance Party: Enchanted Forest @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Valentines Dance PartyThis year’s Valentine’s Dance Party will surely charm and delight guests as the Ben Robertson Community Center’s Banquet Hall is transformed into a whimsical wonderland of woodland fairy-tales, dazzling lights, and never-ending magical moments. Feast, play and dance the night away to all your favorite tunes spun by a professional DJ. The family-friendly event will feature an “all-you-care-to-eat” dinner and dessert bar, character entertainment and plenty of memorable photo opportunities.

All adults must be accompanied by a child and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Seating will be open; however, tables will be reserved for parties of six or more. Tickets are only $15 per person and can be purchased online here or at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive. Advance purchase is required. Tickets are non-refundable after February 3.

Community Blood Drive @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Kennesaw Parks & Recreation is proud to pay it forward and strengthen our community by helping to save lives. We partner with the American Red Cross three times per year to host blood drives, and we need your help to make them a success. Won’t you consider giving the gift of life? Visit and enter sponsor code KP&R or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment to donate blood. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Touch-A-Truck @ Depot Park in Downtown Kennesaw
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Touch-A-TruckImagine a playground that allows families to get up-close and personal with big trucks, heavy construction and public safety equipment, cool cars and specialty vehicles… that’s Touch-A-Truck! Have a blast watching your kids touch levers, flip switches, and shift gears that make their favorite vehicles whir and rumble at this one-day-only “museum” of local transportation. Admission is FREE. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Touch-A-Truck is an exciting and educational annual community event hosted by the City of Kennesaw’s Parks & Recreation, Public Works and Police Departments. If you or your company has a unique vehicle that you’d like to bring out, please contact Special Events Coordinator Laurel Fleming at

Bunny Breakfast @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:15 am

Bunny BreakfastTreat your family to a buffet including hot and ready pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage as well as a medley of fresh fruit and delicious breakfast sweets. Everyone’s favorite cottontail will be making his way from table to table to say hello to all the boys and girls. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories.

Seatings are available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Tickets are only $6 per person and can be purchased online here or at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive. Advance purchase  is required. Tickets are non-refundable after March 11.