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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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Fall Youth Travel Soccer
06/10/2019
Registration is ongoing for fall 2019 youth travel soccer programs...
After-School Program Counselor
05/22/2019
Park and Recreation is accepting applications for counselor to work...
Summer Concert Series
05/15/2019
Kent Park and Recreation announces its 2019 free summer concert series...
Summer Programs
05/15/2019
Informational flyer on Kent Park and Recreation's summer programs...
Camp Kent 2019
05/15/2019
Registration now being accepted for Camp Kent 2019, a summer day...
Summer with Shakespeare Camp
04/29/2019
Kent Park and Recreation announces "Summer with Shakespeare"...
Pesticide Ban
03/26/2019
The Kent Park and Recreation Commission voted to ban any chemical...
"A Beautiful Moment"
03/19/2019
Park and Recreation director Lesly Ferris' article, "A Beautiful...
Slamma-Jamma Basketball Camp
02/27/2019
Kent Park and Recreation will operate the Slamma-Jamma Basketball...
Summer Concert Series Sponsorships
02/27/2019
The Summer Concerts on the Lawn return for 2019! Concerts will take...
Helmet law expanded
08/28/2018
"Conor's Law," which expands the helmet requirement...
Tai Chi Chuan Classes
11/08/2017
Traditional Tung Family Style Tai Chi Chuan classes, taught by Christopher...
Concussion in Youth Sports
08/20/2015
The CDC Fact Sheet on Concussion in Youth Sports is on the website...
Playing Fields
04/04/2013
The rules for the Playing Fields adjacent Kent Center School state...
 
Fall Youth Travel Soccer

Registration is ongoing for fall 2019 youth travel soccer programs for U8, U10 and U12 teams. Registration flyer and forms available on the website under "Forms" or call 860-927-1003. Register by July 19.


by posted 06/10/2019
After-School Program Counselor

Park and Recreation is accepting applications for counselor to work at its After-School Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants must be at least 16 years old, have experience/interest in working with youngsters, ability to act as a role model and as part of a team. Details and job application form available on the website under "forms." Call 860-927-1003 or email parkandrec@townofkentct.org for application or more information. EOE.


by posted 05/22/2019
Summer Concert Series

Kent Park and Recreation announces its 2019 free summer concert series on the lawn outside Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, 6-8 p.m.:

June 27 - Heather and Tobias

July 11 - Wanda Houston - Kent Common Park, Swifts Lane

July 18 - The Regulators

July 25 - The Carlson Family Band

August 1 - The Joint Chiefs

The concert series is sponsored by Club Getaway, High Watch Recovery Center, Kent Lions Club, Kent Mobil and Marvelwood School.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, picnic dinner. Inclement weather site is the Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.


by posted 05/15/2019
Summer Programs

Informational flyer on Kent Park and Recreation's summer programs as well as programs offered through Region One Recreation Departments is posted on the website under "Forms."


by posted 05/15/2019
Camp Kent 2019

Registration now being accepted for Camp Kent 2019, a summer day camp program open to youngsters entering grades 1 through 8 in the fall. The program will run June 24 through August 16, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Emery Park, 42 Segar Mountain Road, and features sports and games, arts and crafts, weekly themes, field trips, Club Getaway Days, swimming and Friday BBQ lunch. Cost is $105/week for Kent residents; $135 for non-residents; $5 discount for siblings attending in the same week. There are additional charges for some field trips. Scholarship assistance available to families in need through the Kent Community Fund. Please contact recreation director Lesly Ferris, 860-927-1003 for confidential assistance. Registration and informational forms available on the website under "Forms." Email parkandrec@townofkentct.org or call 860-927-1003 to register and for more information. Completed forms should be returned to Park and Recreation, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757 or brought to the office at Kent Town Hall.


by posted 05/15/2019
Summer with Shakespeare Camp

Kent Park and Recreation announces "Summer with Shakespeare" Camp for youngsters ages 8 to 18 August 11-17, 2019, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church Parish House. The camp will culminate with a performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The cost is $250/participant. Registration form and flyer on the website under "Forms." Call 860-927-1003 for more information and to register.


by posted 04/29/2019
Pesticide Ban

The Kent Park and Recreation Commission voted to ban any chemical use of Round-Up and the generic form of Round-Up at Emery Park and Kent Common Park at its March 25, 2019 special meeting.


by posted 03/26/2019
"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


by posted 03/19/2019
Slamma-Jamma Basketball Camp

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. Camp flyer available on the website under "Forms."


by posted 02/27/2019
Summer Concert Series Sponsorships

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 trisha@mcmahonmediaconnections.com


by posted 02/27/2019
Helmet law expanded

"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.


by posted 08/28/2018
Tai Chi Chuan Classes

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. 


by Master Admin posted 11/08/2017
Concussion in Youth Sports

The CDC Fact Sheet on Concussion in Youth Sports is on the website under "Forms."


by posted 08/20/2015
Playing Fields

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.


by posted 04/04/2013
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