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Our Mission

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.

Our Programs

In addition to natural areas, walking trails, bicycle paths, athletic facilities, playgrounds and open spaces, Kennesaw’s Parks & Recreation Department offers Youth & Adult recreation programs, including summer camp, art, athletics, fitness, and general interest programs.

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Parks & Facilities

Kennesaw’s parks include natural areas, walking trails, bicycle paths, athletic facilities, playgrounds and open space. All Parks →

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Our Programs

Parks & Recreation offers diverse programs for youth, teens, and adults, including art, athletics, fitness, and general interest programs. All Programs →
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Summer Camp

Parks & Recreation offers week-long summer day camps, action-packed sports camps and unique specialty camps. Come join the fun! Register →

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There’s always something special happening in Kennesaw! From seasonal celebrations and street festivals to movies in the park, outdoor concerts, and community events; our vibrant city is alive with music, laughter, food and fun.

All Parks & Rec Events
May
15
Sat
Art in the Park: Terrarium Making @ The General Picnic Pavilion, Swift-Cantrell Park
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Art in the Park: Terrarium Making @ The General Picnic Pavilion, Swift-Cantrell Park

Kennesaw Parks & Rec is hosting a Terrarium making workshop for May’s Art in the Park event. The event will be held at Swift-Cantrell Park at The General Pavilion.  Parks & Rec staff will lead participants through the process of creating their own terrariums.  Participants will have their choice of succulents and various decorations to incorporate into two small terrariums. All materials will be supplied and no artistic talent or experience is necessary.  Light snacks and drinks will be available onsite or participants are welcome to bring their own food. Please remember that glass is not permitted in the park. 

 

To register, visit secure.rec1.com/GA/kennesaw-ga/catalog?filter=c2VhcmNoPTE0NzEzMzg.

 

In case of rain, we will move the event to the Ben Robertson Community Center (2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144).      

Backyard Campout @ Swift-Cantrell Park
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – May 16 @ 9:00 am

This event is sponsored by:

Jun
5
Sat
Art in the Park – Tie Dye
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Art in the Park - Tie Dye

Kennesaw Parks & Rec is back with another fun Art in the Park event!  Join us for tie-dyeing before our second Outdoor Movie.  This event is for children and adults.  All supplies to tie-dye will be included.  You can choose to bring 3 items of your own to do, or we can provide 3 items (shirt, face mask, and bag).  No experience is required.  Parks & Rec staff will lead participants through the process of tie-dyeing.  This is the same day as the second Outdoor Movie (School of Roc), so participants can join in on movie fun too!  Drinks and light snacks will be available.  Participants are also welcome to bring their own food or buy it from vendors at the Outdoor Movie event. 

Cost & Registration:

Registration for guests who provide items. ($5)

Registration for guests whose items will be provided. ($15)

 

Outdoor Movie @ Swift-Cantrell Park
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Outdoor Movie Series is three movies hosted by Kennesaw Parks & Rec in May, June, and July in the Parks. The event is generally hosted at Swift-Cantrell, but one movie (in June) this year will be hosted at Depot Park.  Movies are generally family-friendly with PG ratings, but occasionally there is a PG-13 movie.  This year, we are showing DC Films’ Wonder Woman 1984 (PG-13) in May, Paramount Pictures’ School of Rock (PG-13) in June, and Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour (PG) in July.  Movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen on a large field at the park after sundown.  Large 10’x10’ family squares are painted on the field to ensure social distancing.  Attendees are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, etc. for their own comfort.  No high-backed chairs, umbrellas, tents, pop-up canopies, etc. that could block the view of the movie for others.  Food vendors are available beginning at 6 PM for attendees to purchase food, or they can bring their own food with them to the park.  Glass is not permitted in the parks. 

This year we are also offering VIP seating and Party Tents at the movies.  50 VIP seats will be available at each movie.  These are reserved and guaranteed for those that sign up.  Chairs will provide front and center access to view the movie.  They are $10/chair per movie (individual signups for each movie).  4 Party Tents will be available at the May and July movies at Swift-Cantrell Park.  Tents will NOT be available at the June movie in Depot Park (VIP Chairs will still be available).  The Party Tent rental includes a 10’x10’ tent installed by Parks & Rec, a 6’ table, and 6 chairs.  Tent rentals also guarantee a family square reserved near the center of the screen.  Tent rentals are $50. 

 

 

The Outdoor Movie Series is sponsored by:

 

Jun
21
Mon
Go Skateboarding Day @ Swift-Cantrell Park
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm