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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 →

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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
Go Skateboarding Day @ Swift-Cantrell Park
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting – Depot Park @ Depot Park
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Ribbon Cutting - Depot Park @ Depot Park

Please join the City of Kennesaw and Kennesaw Parks & Recreation for the Ribbon Cutting for Depot Park on Friday, June 25, at 9:00 AM. Depot Park is located at 2820 Cherokee Street, but please join us at the new parking lot off Big Shanty Drive. If you are unable to attend, this event will be broadcast live to the City’s Facebook page ( We look forward to seeing you there!

Kid’s Parade @ Commemorative Park
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kid's Parade @ Commemorative Park

Join Kennesaw Parks & Recreation for their inaugural Kid’s Parade to kick off Salute to America! 


Registration Required.

Salute to America @ Depot Park
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This event is sponsored by:

Outdoor Movie @ Swift-Cantrell Park
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Outdoor Movie Series is three movies hosted by Kennesaw Parks & Rec in May, June, and July in the Parks. The event is generally hosted at Swift-Cantrell, but one movie (in June) this year will be hosted at Depot Park.  Movies are generally family-friendly with PG ratings, but occasionally there is a PG-13 movie.  This year, we are showing DC Films’ Wonder Woman 1984 (PG-13) in May, Paramount Pictures’ School of Rock (PG-13) in June, and Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour (PG) in July.  Movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen on a large field at the park after sundown.  Large 10’x10’ family squares are painted on the field to ensure social distancing.  Attendees are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, etc. for their own comfort.  No high-backed chairs, umbrellas, tents, pop-up canopies, etc. that could block the view of the movie for others.  Food vendors are available beginning at 6 PM for attendees to purchase food, or they can bring their own food with them to the park.  Glass is not permitted in the parks. 

This year we are also offering VIP seating and Party Tents at the movies.  50 VIP seats will be available at each movie.  These are reserved and guaranteed for those that sign up.  Chairs will provide front and center access to view the movie.  They are $10/chair per movie (individual signups for each movie).  4 Party Tents will be available at the May and July movies at Swift-Cantrell Park.  Tents will NOT be available at the June movie in Depot Park (VIP Chairs will still be available).  The Party Tent rental includes a 10’x10’ tent installed by Parks & Rec, a 6’ table, and 6 chairs.  Tent rentals also guarantee a family square reserved near the center of the screen.  Tent rentals are $50. 



The Outdoor Movie Series is sponsored by: