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.
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.
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.
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.
About 40 full-time officers staff the Kent Police Department on a 24-hour-a-day basis.
The department is…More located in the city's Safety Administration Building and is accessible via a single door at the southwestern corner of the building off Day Street. A small lobby with enough room for about four people and offers access to the police dispatchers and records clerks.
Parking, which is located between the police and fire stations and is accessed off Day Street, is limited, so attendants of the monthly neighborhood watch meetings are permitted to park at the city hall complex off South DePeyster Street.
Weaving along the Cuyahoga River, Franklin Mills River Edge Park stretches along the river's west bank from Fairchild…More Avenue to Stow Street.
The park offers the most basic amenities of benches and picnic tables, yet provides some of the city's most beautiful park views of the river.
Though nestled downtown, the noise of the city's retail and commercial district fades away along the trails. But inescapable are the sounds of train horns as diesel locomotives roar down the tracks lining the east bank of the river.