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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 →

Boy catching baseball

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
Art in the Park: Candle Making @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art in the Park: Candle Making @ Ben Robertson Community Center

Join Kennesaw Parks & Rec for their latest Art in the Park – Candle Making! Attendees will make their own candles using high-quality wax, wicks and natural essential oils! Each session will last an hour and a half and will include lessons on wax melting, pouring and wick placing. Attendees will also be able to decorate their candle canisters with charms and magnets that will be provided.  All supplies will be included in the price, and no experience is necessary.  Lights snacks will be available during the event.  Participants are welcome to bring their own food to the event.


Session 1 will have Fields of Lavender (Organic French Lavender) and Energize Me (Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Patchouli)

Session 2 will have Easy Does It (Lime, Patchouli, and Lemongrass) and Fraser Fir & Blue Spruce (Organic oils of Fraser fir and blue spruce)


 Sign-up for Session 1 at

Sign-up for Session 2 at

Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the City and Kennesaw Parks & Recreation for their 2021 Truck-or-Treat event on October 16 from 3 – 9 PM! Children can get up-close and personal with dozens of larger-than-life trucks, heavy construction and public safety equipment, cool cars and specialty vehicles. Participants can meet vehicle owners and operators while touching, climbing on and interacting with this exhibition of transportation. The event will include a candy trail, costume contests, scavenger hunt, field games and music. The event will end with a showing of the original Ghostbusters (PG) after sundown (between 7:00 and 7:30 PM)!


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Life Rolls On @ Kennesaw Skatepark
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Life Rolls On @ Kennesaw Skatepark

The City of Kennesaw is partnering with the Life Rolls On Foundation (LRO), Atlanta Chapter, to sponsor an Inclusive Wheelchair Motocross (WCMX) Clinic “They Will Skate Again” for athletes of ALL abilities and ages. The event will return to Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, on Saturday, October 23 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. 


Bring a helmet, knee and elbow pads, and of course, your fastest wheels. Register today at

Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will serve breakfast snacks, lunch and water throughout the day for registered athletes and volunteers

Veterans Day Luncheon @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Winter Kickoff @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm