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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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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
Dec
7
Sat
Holiday Gift Shop @ Historic Train Depot at Depot Park
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Gift Shop @ Historic Train Depot at Depot Park

The Ceramics Department at Kennesaw Parks & Recreation presents the 6th Annual Holiday Gift Shop – moved to the historic train Depot in Downtown Kennesaw. Our students and instructors will fill the historic train Depot with handmade works of art, functional pottery, jewelry, fiber crafts, paintings, handmade soaps, and so much more!

 

The 2019 dates are as follows:

Friday, November 15th – Sunday, November 17h 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, November 22nd – Sunday, November 24th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 1st 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, December 6th – Saturday, December 8th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Join us for the Open House from 6 PM – 8 PM on Friday, November 15th. There will be music, appetizers, door prizes, a chance to meet the instructors and students, and opening night specials to get you in the holiday spirit.

Day with Santa @ Downtown Kennesaw and Depot Park
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Santa’s arrival begins at 2 pm with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars, and colorfully-costumed characters. The celebration continues from 3 – 7 pm on Main Street with a holiday host of activities including FREE snow tubing, inflatables and amusements, kid’s crafts, visits with Santa, stage entertainment, and a holiday market full of gift ideas and unique merchandise. The lighting of the tree will occur at 6:00 pm. Food vendors will be onsite.

 

 

The following road closures support the Santa Parade, A Day with Santa Event and Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 7:

  • Main St. will be closed from Park Dr. to Watts Dr. 1:45pm – 3:15pm. 
  • The following roads will be closed at Main St. 1:45pm-3:15pm: Park Dr., Lewis St., Dallas St., Whitfield Pl., Moon Station Rd., J.O. Stephenson Ave. Watts Dr.
  • Watts Dr. will be closed just west of the new parking lot entrance at 1:45pm for approx. 30mins.  Dallas St. will be closed at Watts Dr. for approx. the same 30mins.
  • Main St will be closed from Summers St to Watts Dr 12 noon-10pm

 

Dec
8
Sun
Holiday Gift Shop @ Historic Train Depot at Depot Park
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Gift Shop @ Historic Train Depot at Depot Park

The Ceramics Department at Kennesaw Parks & Recreation presents the 6th Annual Holiday Gift Shop – moved to the historic train Depot in Downtown Kennesaw. Our students and instructors will fill the historic train Depot with handmade works of art, functional pottery, jewelry, fiber crafts, paintings, handmade soaps, and so much more!

 

The 2019 dates are as follows:

Friday, November 15th – Sunday, November 17h 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, November 22nd – Sunday, November 24th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 1st 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, December 6th – Saturday, December 8th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Join us for the Open House from 6 PM – 8 PM on Friday, November 15th. There will be music, appetizers, door prizes, a chance to meet the instructors and students, and opening night specials to get you in the holiday spirit.