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.
Kent Public Service Department 930 Overholt Rd, Kent, OH44240 The Kent Public Service Department oversees the functions of several of the city's critical services, including water…More reclamation, water treatment, engineering, vehicle maintenance and the city's central maintenance (road and infrastructure crews) operations. The department ensures that the city's infrastructure such as streets, sewer and water lines are maintained. By nature, the service department has garages and offices spread throughout the city. The primary contact point for residents and the front office operations are located at the Overholt Road complex, though the department also has several employee-only buildings at Plum Creek Park. The service director's office is located on the second floor of the Service Administration Complex on Overholt Road and shares the same main lobby with the Kent Community Development Department.
This Kent Service Department garage complex spans several acres adjacent to Plum Creek Park and also includes a…More service building and refueling station at the corner of Mogadore Rd. and Cherry St.
The complex houses the maintenance division, salt storage, yard waste transfer site and dog impound kennel.
The yard waste transfer site is open to residents, but hours change seasonally. For hours, contact the service department.
The remaining facilities are employee-use only and are not front offices available to residents. The service department front office is located at 930 Overhold Rd. in the Kent Community Development Department building.
Residents are permitted to inspect dogs held at the impound kennel but must contact the Kent Police Department to retrieve an impounded animal.