The water of the Cuyahoga River slows as it bends around John Brown Tannery Park on its way south toward Fred Fuller…More Park.
The park is one of the city's smallest, but offers easy access to the river and short paths running along its bank for the perfect lunch-time stroll.
Parking is limited to just a few spaces, but the park also is accessible from Fred Fuller Park and Franklin Mills River Edge Park, both of which have more available parking and flank the park to the north and south.
Kent Parks and Recreation Department 497 Middlebury Rd, Kent, OH44240 The Kent Parks and Recreation Department office on Middlebury Road near Haymaker Parkway is the primary place for Kent…More parents looking to register their children in youth athletic and other programs. In addition to management and future park planning, the office also handles scheduling for the Parks Department's rental facilities. The small, crowded office is nestled among the trees at the northern edge of Fred Fuller Park. Adjacent to the park office, the city's original jail was relocated for preservation. The old jail also is available for small group rental.
Plum Creek Park underwent a massive reconstruction in 2010 when the city of Kent removed the dam that created a large…More pond in the park. The reconstruction returned Plum Creek to a more stream-like state to improve water quality and fish migration.
The park retained two of its islands with pedestrian bridges from the main park. Plum Creek Park is large but has a cozy feel to it thanks in part to the stream along the west border and train tracks running along the eastern border.
Plum Creek Park has ample play options for children, including numerous climbing playgrounds, a baseball diamond and large basketball courts. The park also offers several different shelters for outdoor get-togethers.
Fred Fuller Park is widely considered Kent's flagship recreation area.
The park is home to the city's parks…More department offices, holds the annual Art in the Park Labor Day weekend festivities, features the Kramer Ball Fields complex and offers one of Kent's longest hike and bike paths, which runs alongside, and crosses over, the Cuyahoga River.
The park offers the traditional amenities, from cozy picnic spaces beneath the tall tree canopy to standard pavilions and playground areas. A natural amphitheater area includes hillside seating and a performance stage.
The park also features the Roy Smith Shelterhouse, which is available for rental.
Kent christened its first ever dedicated skate park in August of 2010 when Stonewater Skate Park opened to the city's…More skateboarding community. The park is considered to be "skate at your own risk," and users are advised to follow the posted recommendations regarding safety gear and unsafe weather conditions. Designed and built by Missouri-based American Ramp Co., the park is a plaza-style concrete skating area. It includes a small open skating area with multiple obstacles such as stairs, a grind rail, tabletop, quarter-pipe ramp and multiple elevation changes.
The park cost $89,765 to build. It is located on Stonewater Drive at the southern end of the Lakes of Franklin Mills housing development.
Firestone Complete Auto Care 202 Franklin Ave, Kent, OH44240 Firestone Complete Auto Care is located on the corner of Franklin in Kent, Ohio. There are several meters to park…More at on the street and even a few spaces at the auto center to park.
Whispering Pine Mobile Home Park 1915 State Route 59, Kent, OH44240 This private, tree-ringed mobile home park situated on the north side of SR 59, is less than 1.5 miles east of KSU's…More main campus and near restaurants and shopping. Each lot features paved parking, city water and cable television hook-ups.
Opened in 2005, Heritage Park evolved from the reconstruction of the Cuyahoga River lock abutting the old stone arch…More dam and the redirection of the river around both the dam and lock.
The park is located beneath the Main Street Bridge in downtown Kent on the west bank of the Cuyahoga River and is one of the city's most popular parks.
Large, flat stones offer a natural feel to water access, and several points allow for fishing and kayaking access. A seasonal waterfall flows over the historic dam, and two stairwells allow for access to the park from the Main Street Bridge spanning the river.