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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 →
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! Register →

Online Activity Registration

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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
Mar
13
Sat
Art in the Park – Paper Flower Workshop @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Art in the Park - Paper Flower Workshop @ Ben Robertson Community Center

Want to learn how to make gorgeous paper flowers yourself? Sign up for this workshop taught by the talented Preksha Khare. These are perfect to use as party or home decor! Plus, they’re super easy to make.  Preksha is a paper artist specializing in giant paper flowers. She started flower making as a hobby and her first project was a backdrop for her daughter’s first birthday. Since then, her venture Craftworm Creations has come a long way. Her projects include smaller sets for home décor all the way to large-scale backdrop for events and corporate users. Her flowers have been featured in Neiman Marcus’ spring catalog.  Attendees will learn how to make a paper sunflower, have the opportunity to create their own, and will receive supplies to take home and make more! Don’t miss out on the fun! No previous experience needed!  All supplies will be provided.   Masks are required to be worn while inside the Ben Robertson Community Center and during the workshop. We will have seats and tables cleaned and spaced appropriately for each reservation. You can bring in outside food and beverages so be sure to visit any of our culinary neighbors in Downtown Kennesaw!  Advance purchase is required. Tickets are non-refundable after March 5.

Mar
27
Sat
Drive-Thru Bunny Breakfast @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Although we are not able to go through with our Bunny Breakfast in person this year, we wanted to offer our community a fun & safe way to get out of the house and spend time with each other this Easter. Feel safe bringing your children to this Easter event from the comfort of your vehicle! Drive-up with the whole family and hop out to take a quick photo with the Easter Bunny and grab breakfast to go and an Egg Hunt Home Kit. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, a fresh fruit cup, and juice, water or coffee. Egg Hunt Home Kits include Easter eggs, candy and prizes, and two Easter crafts. Be sure to bring your camera or cell phone to capture photos with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are only $5 per person. Advance purchase is required. Tickets are non-refundable after March 20.

This event is sponsored by Holbrook Acworth.

 

Apr
27
Tue
Summer Camp Expo @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Camp Expo @ Ben Robertson Community Center

Summer Camp Expo is an open-house style event for the community to learn about the summer camps available through Kennesaw Parks & Rec.  This year, it will be held outside in front of the community center to allow for proper social distancing.  The event is free, and no registration is required.  The camp instructors will be on-site so attendees can meet them and learn more about the camps offered.  We have a variety of camps including sports, art, and science camps, as well as the All-Star Camp.  We will have online video/social media stories of the camps for those that do not want to attend in person.  A coupon code for online registration will be given out at the event and on social media and good for 24 hours.  At the event, there will be tables for people to ask questions about registration.  Parks & Rec will have a raffle every 15 minutes during the event.  Snacks and drinks will be available.  The Ben Robertson Community Center will be open for restrooms and for community members to tour the building if desired.  Masks are required inside the building. 

Apr
29
Thu
Book Swap Drop Off
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
30
Fri
Book Swap Drop Off
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm