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Kent State University
500 E Main St, Kent, OH 44242

The eight-campus Kent State University system is anchored in Kent, where the main campus draws about 26,000 studentsMore anually to the city for classes and other activities.

In the fall of 2010, KSU surpassed the University of Cincinnati in total enrollment across all eight campuses with 41,365 students to become the second largest public university in Ohio.

The Kent campus spans 800 acres and includes a golf course, football, basketball and baseball athletic complexes; a large student and community recreation center; and space for more than 6,000 students to live on campus.

Plum Creek Park
Mogadore Road Cherry Street, Kent, OH 44240

Plum Creek Park underwent a massive reconstruction in 2010 when the city of Kent removed the dam that created a largeMore 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.