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.


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Feb
6
Sat
Valentine’s Dance Party: We ♥ NYC @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 (click here) or at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Dr. 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.

*** Update Feb 5, 2016 at 8:40 a.m.: We’re sorry, tickets are SOLD OUT for this event! ***

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Feb
16
Tue
Community Blood Drive @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Why donate blood? Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer donors. The need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped save lives. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code KP&R or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Mar
12
Sat
Touch-A-Truck @ Near the Depot (Downtown Kennesaw)
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get up-close and personal with dozens of larger-than-life trucks, heavy construction and public safety equipment, cool cars and specialty vehicles. Meet vehicle owners and operators and have a blast watching your kids touch, climb on and interact with this awesome exhibition of 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 lfleming@kennesaw-ga.gov.

Volunteer Information

Mar
19
Sat
Bunny Breakfast @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:15 am

Treat your family to a buffet including hot and ready pancakes served with bacon 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 to 9:15 a.m. or 10 to 11:15 a.m. Tickets are only $6 per person and can be purchased online (click here) or at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Advance purchase is required. Tickets are non-refundable after March 11. Children two (2) years of age and under do not need a ticket; however they must sit on an adult’s lap.

Apr
16
Sat
Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival @ Downtown Kennesaw
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

A parade will kick-off the festival at 9:30 a.m.