Welcome to the website for Kettering's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department! We strive to enhance the quality of life for all residents and to distinguish Kettering as a community of choice.
We are here to provide quality parks, recreation and cultural arts that make Kettering home.
We envision an exceptional and engaging parks, recreation and cultural arts department that improves the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We make the experience successful for each customer through providing quality service focused on community.
The City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department strives to provide parks, recreation and cultural arts spaces, places and programs that make Kettering home. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department was established in 1966, just eleven years after the incorporation of the City of Kettering. The department is a 2014 winner of the National Gold Medal Award which recognizes excellence in the parks and recreation field. In 1996, the department also became the first parks and recreation department in the state to become nationally accredited. The department has since been re-accredited four times, in 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016.