May 29 Update: Kent Park and Recreation announces increased surveillance at its Town parks due to recent vandalism and destruction of Town property. Park and Recreation is working with the resident state trooper and asks residents to report suspicious activities at Emery or Kent Common Parks to the state police by calling 911.
Emery Park, 42 Segar Mountain Road (Route 341W): the park is open daily from dawn to dusk for passive recreation, playground, picnic areas with grills and picnic tables, hiking trail. Please note the seasonal swimming area is closed for summer 2020 due to COVID-19. Rest room facilities are not provided.
Kent Common Park, Swifts Lane: playground, walking path, Memory Garden, tennis courts (park pass required to use the courts:
pavilion with picnic facilities can be reserved for events (includes option for access to electricity) by calling 860-927-1003. Park open dawn to dusk. Rest room facilities are not provided.
PLEASE NOTE THE PARK PLAYGROUND AREAS ARE OPEN FOR USE.
Be advised - these areas are not sanitized, use with caution and follow the CDC health and safety guidelines. Remember to:
Practice social distancing
Wear face mask if you can’t
Wash hands frequently
Let’s all be personally responsible so we can all…
Stay safe, Stay healthy
Kent Community House, North Main Street (adjacent the First Congregational Church): Park and Recreation classes are held here. PLEASE NOTE THE BUILDING CURRENTLY IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. For information about renting the building for events, contact Joyce Kearns, 860-927-4627.
Playing Fields at Kent Center School, 9 Judd Avenue: Park and Recreation has jurisdiction over scheduling at the softball and baseball field and soccer fields weekdays after 5 p.m. as well as weekends. The rules at the playing fields state that dogs are not allowed on the fields, and there is no playing of golf.
Hiking in Kent: The Kent Land Trust lists its trails: https://www.kentlandtrust.org/klt-places.
Information about other trails in Kent can be found:
Kent Falls, Lake Waramaug and Macedonia Brook Parks are state-run parks. Information about these parks is available from the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection at 866-287-2757 or visit https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP