The eight-campus Kent State University system is anchored in Kent, where the main campus draws about 26,000 students…More 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.
Kent State University Student Recreation and Wellness Center 1550 Ted Boyd Drive, Kent, OH44240 The Student Recreation and Wellness Center at Kent State University has open membership available to members of the…More community. The massive facility features the latest in top-of-the-line exercise equipment, including a full complement of aerobic exercise machines, a complete weight room, lap and leisure pools, a running track, indoor soccer field, racquetball courts and several college-regulation basketball courts. Countless windows flood the three-level facility with natural light. Parking is available either by purchasing a daily permit at a vending machine or by buying a semester permit through the university's parking services department.
Situated directly across the street from Kent State University's Michael Schwartz Center, Eagles Landing residents…More enjoy a very short "commute" to class.
Designed with college students in mind, Eagles Landing amenities include a heated outdoor pool, volleyball and basketball courts, and an indoor lounge with a tanning bed, air hockey table and a Wii gaming system. Two-bedroom apartments include full-size appliances and the apartment complex features on-site laundry facilities.
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.