The Park and Recreation office will be closed March 28-April 2, 2019.
Welcome to Kent P&R′s home on the web!
Welcome to the Kent CT Park and Recreation website. This is an official website of the Kent Park and Recreation Commission, the volunteer commission charged with oversight of the town’s recreational programs. Kent Park and Recreation develops and oversees comprehensive year-round offerings, including youth sports and camps as well as classes, outings and events for community members of all ages.
Information about Park and Recreation programs is available by clicking the “Programs” tab to the left. Answers to general questions are available by clicking “Frequently Asked Questions” tab on the left. Parents and players will find detailed information about specific sports teams by selecting the “Sports” menu above. Seniors can access information about programs designed specifically for them by choosing the “Seniors” menu at top.
Park and Recreation offers scholarships, funded by the Kent Community Fund, for its After-School and Camp Kent programs. Application available by speaking with the Park and Recreation director, 860-927-1003.
The website also contains registration forms, links to other community and regional groups as well as contact information for Kent CT Park and Recreation. Registration forms and other correspondence should be returned the Kent Park and Recreation, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757.
Per Connecticut General Statute 19a-77, Kent Park and Recreation is required to disclose that our services and programs are not licensed by the State Office of Early Childhood. Thank you.
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"A Beautiful Moment"
Park and Recreation director Lesly Ferris' article, "A Beautiful Moment" is published in the March 2019 Parks and Rec Business Magazine and is available on the website under Forms: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/5899/71805.pdf
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Kent youngsters ages 10 and under is Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. on the lawn at Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Ages 5 and under "hunt" on the front lawn; ages 6-10 on the back. Youngsters are welcome to bring their own bags, baskets. Bags will be available. Inclement weather date is April 20. Event is sponsored free by Kent Park and Recreation.
Spring youth lacrosse programs will be offered for Region One boys and girls in grades 1-6 and will focus on lacrosse basics and skill development. Program flyer and registration form available on the website under "Forms."
The Summer Concerts on the Lawn return for 2019! Concerts will take place June 27, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 6-8 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities available for $250 or $500. For more information, contact Park and Recreation Commissioner Trisha McMahon at email@example.com
Kent Park and Recreation will operate the Slamma-Jamma Basketball Camp, open to youngsters entering grades 3-9, July 22-26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kent Center School gym, 9 Judd Avenue, Kent. Cost is $170/participant for the week. Register and pay online at slamma-jamma.net. For more information, contact Ray Pennucci, 860-248-5609.
Kent Park and Recreation, in conjunction with The Village Music School, will offer introductory piano lessons for youth, grades 1 through 6, Tuesday afternoons at the Swift House, Route 341 and Swifts Lane. The cost of the lessons is $99/student for a four-week session. Session for grades 1-3 will meet from 3:30 to 4:20; grades 4-6 will meet 4:30 to 5:20; the session will begin April 2 and/or when there is sufficient registration. Registration form is available on the website under "Forms." Forms should be returned to Kent Park and Recreation, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-927-1003.
Kent Park and Recreation, in conjunction with The Village Music School, will offer guitar lessons Thursdays for grades 7 through adult. The cost is $99 for a four-week session. Rental instruments available for an additional fee. Grades 7 through high school will meet at 5:30 p.m.; adults at 7:30 p.m. at the Swift House, Route 341 and Swifts Lane. Each class will cover a different aspect of the instrument. Registration form available on the website under "Forms" and should be returned to Kent Park and Recreation, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757. To register, email email@example.com or call 860-972-1003.
Kent Park and Recreation is accepting applications for seasonal, certified lifeguards to work during summer 2019 at Emery Park, Kent. Looking for team players who want a flexible work schedule, congenial work environment and good pay rate. Application form available on this website under "Forms," and in the Park and Recreation office, Kent Town Hall. Return forms to Kent Park and Recreation, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757 by April 13. For more information, call 860-927-1003. EOE
Kent Park and Recreation will host Neigong Class Wednesdays, starting February 6, 9-10:30 a.m., Kent Community House, North Main Street. "Meditation: Movement: Internal Art; every day a different feeling." Cost is $200/three months or $80/month. To register or for more information, contact Chris at
The Kent Park and Recreation Commission has an opening for a commission member to fill a three-year seat. The commission meets the third Monday of the month (mostly), 7 p.m., Kent Town Hall. The commission is charged with oversight of the Town’s recreational programs and two parks. Electors of the Town of Kent should express their interest in being considered and their background in writing to Kent Park and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 678, Kent 06757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Conor's Law," which expands the helmet requirement in Connecticut, takes effect October 1, 2018.
Below is a summary of Public Act No. 18-167 outlining the expansion of protective headgear requirements. The new law expands the types of activities during which children under age 16 must wear protective headgear and adds parks to the places where such headgear must be worn. Current law requires any child under age 16 who rides a bicycle on a public road to wear protective headgear that meets the minimum specifications established by the American National Standards Institute or the Snell Memorial Foundation. The new statute expands the types of activities during which these children must wear such protective headgear to include skateboarding, nonmotorized scootering, roller skating, and in-line skating; it adds parks, including skateboarding parks, to the places where the protective headgear must be worn; and it requires that the protective headgear is properly fitted and fastened. By law, failure to wear protective headgear is not considered a violation or an offense and cannot be considered contributory negligence by a parent or a child or be admissible in any civil action.
Kent Park and Recreation's After-School Program 2018-19 meets Monday through Friday (following the Kent Center School calendar), 3-5:30 p.m. in the KCS cafeteria. The program is open to Kent youngsters, age 5-12. The program includes homework time, snack, arts and crafts, games and outdoor activities. Youngsters must be registered to participate. The cost is $11/day. Scholarship assistance is available through the Kent Community Fund by speaking with Park and Recreation director Lesly Ferris. Registration forms and handbook available under "Forms," outside the Park and Recreation office and in the KCS office. Call 860-927-1003 for additional information.
Traditional Tung Family Style Tai Chi Chuan classes, taught by Christopher Kiely, are offered in collaboration with Kent Park and Recreation Tuesday evenings, 6-7:30, at the Kent Community House, North Main Street. Tuition is $80/month or $200/three months. For more information or to register, contact Chris at
or call 802-349-2725.
The rules for the Playing Fields adjacent Kent Center School state that dogs are not allowed on the fields, and playing golf is prohibited on the fields. Kent Park and Rec appreciates your observance of these rules when using the fields.