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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.

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Our Programs

Parks & Recreation offers diverse programs for youth, teens, and adults, including art, athletics, fitness, and general interest programs.

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Kids at Splash Park

Summer Camp

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

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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
Jul
25
Sat
Outdoor Movie Series @ Swift-Cantrell Park
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm
Outdoor Movie Series @ Swift-Cantrell Park

It doesn’t get much better than FREE, family-friendly movies in the park! All movies (rated PG) will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown.

The field will be marked with family squares to ensure social distancing. At this time we will not have activities before the movie but you are welcome to bring your own games, 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 beginning at 6 PM on July 25 and August 8 and 5 PM on September 26.

Please register one member of your family for this event. There are no fees involved. Keep your receipt (either print your receipt or show email confirmation) and when you enter the park, please come to the Parks & Rec tent and you will be directed to your designated spot.

Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions. Check Kennesaw Parks & Rec social media pages for updates.

Sponsored by Cobb EMC and presented by City of Kennesaw Parks and Recreation.

MOVIES
July 25 – New Line Cinema’s Elf (rated PG)
August 8 – Walt Disney Pictures’ Frozen II (PG)
September 26 – Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)

ADMISSION: Free, please register at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/kennesaw-ga/catalog

LOCATION:
Swift-Cantrell Park
3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

 

 

Aug
8
Sat
Program Palooza @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Outdoor Movie Series @ Swift-Cantrell Park
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm
Outdoor Movie Series @ Swift-Cantrell Park

It doesn’t get much better than FREE, family-friendly movies in the park! All movies (rated PG) will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown.

The field will be marked with family squares to ensure social distancing. At this time we will not have activities before the movie but you are welcome to bring your own games, 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 beginning at 6 PM on July 25 and August 8 and 5 PM on September 26.

Please register one member of your family for this event. There are no fees involved. Keep your receipt (either print your receipt or show email confirmation) and when you enter the park, please come to the Parks & Rec tent and you will be directed to your designated spot.

Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions. Check Kennesaw Parks & Rec social media pages for updates.

Sponsored by Cobb EMC and presented by City of Kennesaw Parks and Recreation.

MOVIES
July 25 – New Line Cinema’s Elf (rated PG)
August 8 – Walt Disney Pictures’ Frozen II (PG)
September 26 – Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)

ADMISSION: Free, please register at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/kennesaw-ga/catalog

LOCATION:
Swift-Cantrell Park
3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

 

 

Aug
21
Fri
Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival @ Adams Park
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 22 @ 6:00 am
Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival @ Adams Park

It’s time once again for festival fans and music lovers to converge in Kennesaw for two days of good eats, music, and family fun!

Check out up-and-coming artists and established talent on three stages of entertainment while scarfing down some of the best festival food in the Southeast. Stroll around and savor the smells. Shop, eat, drink and interact with over 200 vendors and exhibitors.

Keep the little ones laughing and playing for hours in the Kid Zone—a family-friendly playground of inflatable jumpers, amusements and attractions.

The festival will be capped off on Saturday with a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:30 PM.

The festival features a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition, recognized as a Georgia State Championship event, as well as Backyard BBQ, Anything Butt and Peach Dessert Contests, and a Kids’ Que Cook-off. Over $16,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners.

For more information, visit www.pigsandpeaches.com.

Aug
22
Sat
Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival @ Adams Park
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival @ Adams Park

It’s time once again for festival fans and music lovers to converge in Kennesaw for two days of good eats, music, and family fun!

Check out up-and-coming artists and established talent on three stages of entertainment while scarfing down some of the best festival food in the Southeast. Stroll around and savor the smells. Shop, eat, drink and interact with over 200 vendors and exhibitors.

Keep the little ones laughing and playing for hours in the Kid Zone—a family-friendly playground of inflatable jumpers, amusements and attractions.

The festival will be capped off on Saturday with a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:30 PM.

The festival features a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition, recognized as a Georgia State Championship event, as well as Backyard BBQ, Anything Butt and Peach Dessert Contests, and a Kids’ Que Cook-off. Over $16,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners.

For more information, visit www.pigsandpeaches.com.