The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department's recreation programs are as diverse as its users. We encourage participants to challenge themselves, build confidence, connect with others, and develop new skills and hobbies that provide continued enjoyment. For the most current schedule of activities, click here to visit our Online Registration site.

Click on any of the categories below to view available programs. 

 

the playbook
the playbook is published three times per year by Kennesaw Parks & Recreation in April, August and December. The City of Kennesaw reserves the right to make changes to any information contained in the playbook. Click here to browse the pages of our Fall 2014 issue, or visit our Online Registration site for the most current schedule of activities.

Click here to browse the pages of our previous issue (Summer 2014 Program Guide).

the playbook can also be picked-up at the following locations: Kennesaw City Hall, 2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave.; Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Dr.; Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, 2829 Cherokee St.; and the Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Rd.

Registration information
Activity fees are due at time of registration. Checks should be made payable to the City of Kennesaw." Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express® credit cards are accepted. Individuals paying with cash are asked to bring exact change.

Age Requirements
Age requirements have been established to safely facilitate age-appropriate activities. Participants must be the appropriate age by the first day of the activity in order to register.

Priority Registration
Two (2) weeks advance registration is offered to Kennesaw city residents before registration is open to non-residents.

Registration Deadline
Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the maximum number of participants is reached, or seven days prior to the first activity date, unless otherwise stated.

Inclusion
The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is committed to making all of our programs, facilities and services accessible to everyone. If you feel that you or your child may require auxiliary aid or special accommodations in order to participate, please let us know at the time of registration. We will work with you in order to make safe and respectful accommodations.

Policies

If we cancel an activity:

  • Registration fees are refundable if the City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department cancels an activity. Refunds are issued to the charging credit card or by check from the City of Kennesaw. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for processing.
  • In lieu of a refund, you may request a credit to your account which may be used by any immediate family member toward registration for another activity offered by the City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department.


The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel, postpone or modify programs and activities due to weather conditions, insufficient enrollment, or other unforseen circumstances.

If you withdraw from an activity:

  • For class cancellations, your registration fees less a $5 cancellation fee will be refunded for all requests received prior to the start of the second class. No refunds will be given after the start of the second class.
  • For workshop cancellations, your registration fees less a $5 cancellation fee will be refunded for all requests received prior to the start of the workshop. No refunds will be given after the workshop concludes.
  • For camp cancellations, your registration fees less a $30 cancellation fee will be refunded for all requests received prior to the start of a camp (unless otherwise noted in the individual camp description). No refunds will be given after the start of a camp.
  • Failure to attend an activity does not entitle the participant to transfer, make-up, or receive a refund.
  • Refunds are issued to the charging credit card or by check from the City of Kennesaw. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for processing.
  • In lieu of a refund, you may request a credit to your account which may be used by any immediate family member toward registration for another activity offered by the City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department.


Resident vs. Non-Resident

  • You are considered a city resident if you live within the incorporated city limits of Kennesaw.
  • You are considered a non-resident if you live outside the incorporated city limits of Kennesaw. A Kennesaw postal address does not, in itself, determine residency.
  • Non-resident user fees are $20 per activity, or $15 if the activity is one month or less in duration. Non-resident user fees are not assessed for one-day workshops.
  • Non-resident participants who are 65 years or older are exempt from paying non-resident user fees. To receive this exemption, registration must be made in person at the Ben Robertson Community Center. Proof of age is required at time of registration.


Inclement Weather Policy
If inclement weather is forecasted, outdoor activities may be cancelled. Please call the City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714 or visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec for updates.

When Cobb County schools are closed due to inclement weather, all City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department activities will be cancelled. Most major media sites are notified of Cobb County School District closings. Click here for up-to-date information on school closings.

Emergency Cancellations
If an activity is unexpectedly cancelled due to an emergency, the instructor will make every effort to contact participants and reschedule the activity.

Contact Information

Kennesaw Parks & Recreation
2753 Watts Dr.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 422-9714
Fax: (678) 460-3373

Doug Taylor, CPRP, CPSI 
Parks & Recreation Director
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Ben Southard
Assistant Director
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David Pies, CPRP
Recreation Division Manager
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Laurel Fleming, CPRP 
Special Events Coordinator
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Kimberly Flores, CPRP 
Fundraising Coordinator
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Lindsey Mullaney, CPRP 
Recreation Programs Coordinator
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Lane Reid, CPRP, CPSI
Operations Manager
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Paul Porter
Parks Supervisor
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Open
Administrative Assistant

Missy Sebree
Office Assistant
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Registration Information

All City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation activities are open to the public. We offer four convenient ways to register for activities:

  • Register online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's fast, easy, convenient, environmentally-friendly and free (no online transaction fees). (Must pay by credit card).
  • Register by fax. Complete the registration form in the back of the playbook and fax it to (678) 460-3373. (Must pay by credit card).
  • Register by mail. Send your completed registration form to the City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144. (Must pay by check or credit card). 
  • Register in person. Drop off your completed registration form and payment at the Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 to 5 p.m. (Cash, check and credit card payments).


Activity fees are due at time of registration. Checks should be made payable to the "City of Kennesaw." Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express® credit cards are accepted. Individuals paying with cash are asked to bring exact change.

Upcoming Events

Sat Sep 06, 2014 @ 7:30AM -
Great Locomotive Chase 5K
Sat Sep 13, 2014 @ 2:00PM - 06:00PM
Street League Skateboarding Atlanta Pro-Demo
Sat Sep 27, 2014 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Worldwide Day of Play
Tue Oct 07, 2014 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Sat Oct 11, 2014 @ 5:00PM -
Fall-O-Ween Fest & Outdoor Movie (The Goonies)
Sat Nov 01, 2014 @ 7:30AM -
Garden Gallop 5K