Easter Egg Hunt – Kent Park and Recreation sponsors the annual hunt on the lawn outside Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. The event is open to Kent youngsters, ages 10 and under, and features two separate hunts: ages 5 and under and ages 6 to 10. The 2019 event will be held Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.; inclement weather date is April 20.
Halloween Safety Program – Kent Park and Recreation and the Kent Lions Club provide “glow-in-the-dark” necklaces to trick-or-treaters of all ages on Halloween. The Park and Recreation director and the Kent Resident State Trooper distribute necklaces on Halloween between 5 and 7 p.m. (or until supply lasts) on North Main Street, adjacent the Kent Memorial Library. The program promotes safety for pedestrians in Kent’s neighborhoods on Halloween.
Holiday/Winter Ice Skating – Holiday ice skating is offered at Kent School ice rink and winter skating at South Kent School ice rink. A park pass is required ($35 for Kent residents; free to Kent residents ages 65 and older; $65 for non-residents or $5/person for a day pass) and can be purchased in the Park and Recreation office or at the rink during skating times.
The 2018/19 winter skating schedule will be announced.
Participants at open skate must wear hat and skates on the ice. Please note the schedule is subject to change for weather and changes in the rink schedule.
Concerts on the Lawn - series returns June 28, July 19, July 26 and August 3, 6-8 p.m., presented by Kent Park and Recreation with sponsorship by Kent Lions Club. The bands will be announced. The free summer concert series are held on the lawn at Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. Participants are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dinners. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Boo Bash - Halloween-themed event co-sponsored with the Kent Center School PTO and Kent Volunteer Fire Department; open to Kent youngsters ages 12 and under; 2018 date to be announced. Features costume parade with prizes, games, pumpkin decorating, refreshments.
Emery Park Open House - features free BBQ dinner, entertainment, giveaways, $10 savings on purchase of seasonal park pass; 2018 open house is June 29, 4:30-6 p.m. Inclement weather date is June 30. Park is located at 42 Segar Mountain Road and features playground, picnic areas, hiking trails and seasonal swimming.