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.
- Have Breakfast with Santa on December 12 - Kennesaw Parks & Recreation is partnering with the Kennesaw-Acworth Optimist Club to host an “all-you-care-to-eat” pancake breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 12 at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 … Continue reading
- Santa Parade, Snow Activities Coming Soon to Kennesaw - The City of Kennesaw will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, December 5 with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars, colorfully-costumed characters, and Santa … Continue reading
- Seasonal Celebration Opens with Kennesaw Tree Lighting - Join the Mayor and other city officials at the plaza on the Main Street side of the pedestrian underpass in downtown Kennesaw on Tuesday, December 1 as they “flip the … Continue reading
Winter is a season filled with exciting activities and time-honored traditions, including the City of Kennesaw’s tree lighting program. Join the Mayor and other City officials in downtown Kennesaw as they “flip the switch” to illuminate the City’s official Christmas tree. The free program will include festive choral music and sing-along, light refreshments, and plenty of holiday cheer.
Santa’s arrival begins at noon with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars, and colorfully-costumed characters. The celebration continues with a holiday host of activities including FREE snow tubing, inflatables and amusements, visits with Santa, stage entertainment, and a holiday market full of gift ideas and unique merchandise. Food vendors will be onsite. For more information, visit www.adaywithsanta.com.
Guess who’s coming to breakfast? The Kennesaw-Acworth Optimist Club is hosting an “all-you-care-to-eat” breakfast complete with pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and table-to-table visits with the jolly old elf himself. Two seating options are available: 8 to 9:15 a.m.; and 10 to 11:15 a.m. Advance tickets are only $6 per person, and can be purchased online [click here] or at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $8 per person (based on availability, space is limited). Children two (2) years of age and under do not need a ticket; however they must sit on an adult’s lap.
Drop off your gently used hardcover or paperback books, music CDs and DVD movies on Thursday and Friday, January 7-8 from noon to 8 p.m. and receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of items during “open swap” time on Saturday, January 9 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.
Start spreading the news! Why? Because we’re taking a bite from the “Big Apple” and bringing it to Kennesaw. This year’s Valentine’s Dance Party is all about New York City — from its iconic skyline to its legendary landmarks. 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 with signature street food, character entertainment, a New Year’s Eve-inspired confetti countdown, 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 at www.kennesawparksandrec.com or at the Ben Robertson Community Center beginning December 21. Advance purchase is required. Tickets are non-refundable after January 29. Children two (2) years of age and under do not need a ticket; however they must sit on an adult’s lap.