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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.

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Dec
5
Sat
Depot Park Holiday Walk Art Contest
Dec 5 all-day

Help us celebrate the holiday season by visiting Depot Park for our Holiday Art Contest and checking out the holiday themed decor made by members of the community!

This event is sponsored by Lewis House.

A Day with Santa – Canceled @ Downtown Kennesaw and Depot Park
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The City of Kennesaw will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, December 5, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a snow slide, stage performances, vendor market and photos with Santa. The evening will conclude with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Downtown Kennesaw.

 

Registration is required for the tree lighting and photos with Santa. Registration is available at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/kennesaw-ga/catalog/index/c6925082a512cbee5b1e5cd144dccb28?filter=c2VhcmNoPWErZGF5K3dpdGgrc2FudGE=

 

This event is sponsored by Northwest Classical Academy, Taylor Construction, Power Home Remodeling and Ryan Family Chiropractic.

 

 

Contactless Photos with Santa @ Ben Robertson Community Center
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contactless Photos with Santa @ Ben Robertson Community Center

Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Kennesaw & Kennesaw Parks & Recreation have decided to cancel both the A Day with Santa event and the Reverse Parade. A Day with Santa was scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 5, and the Reverse Parade was scheduled for Saturday, December 12.

 

On Saturday, December 5, at 5:00 p.m. the City of Kennesaw will instead host a virtual tree lighting on the City’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofKennesaw. The community is encouraged to tune in for Holiday carols from Bach to Rock, a message from Mayor Derek Easterling and the lighting of the 30 ft. tall Christmas tree on Main Street in Historic Downtown Kennesaw.

 

Contactless photos with Santa will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Ben Robertson Community Center on Saturday, December 5, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Ben Robertson Community Center is located at Adams Park at 2753 Watts Dr.

 

As always, the health and safety of our community, including visitors, vendors and staff, is our first priority.

For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov/parks-and-recreation or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.

Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Facebook Live
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Facebook Live

Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Kennesaw & Kennesaw Parks & Recreation have decided to cancel both the A Day with Santa event and the Reverse Parade. A Day with Santa was scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 5, and the Reverse Parade was scheduled for Saturday, December 12.

 

On Saturday, December 5, at 5:00 p.m. the City of Kennesaw will instead host a virtual tree lighting on the City’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofKennesaw. The community is encouraged to tune in for Holiday carols from Bach to Rock, a message from Mayor Derek Easterling and the lighting of the 30 ft. tall Christmas tree on Main Street in Historic Downtown Kennesaw.

 

Contactless photos with Santa will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Ben Robertson Community Center on Saturday, December 5, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Ben Robertson Community Center is located at Adams Park at 2753 Watts Dr.

 

The City of Kennesaw will host a virtual Menorah Lighting on Sunday, December 13, at 6:00 p.m. The Menorah Lighting will also be broadcast to the City’s Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/CityofKennesaw.

 

As always, the health and safety of our community, including visitors, vendors and staff, is our first priority.

 

For more information, visit kennesaw-ga.gov/parks-and-recreation or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.

Dec
6
Sun
Depot Park Holiday Walk Art Contest
Dec 6 all-day

Help us celebrate the holiday season by visiting Depot Park for our Holiday Art Contest and checking out the holiday themed decor made by members of the community!

This event is sponsored by Lewis House.