Important updates regarding the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department

response to COVID-19 including program, facility and event closures and cancellations can be found at

Parks Updates

 Winterizing at ParksIrelan Winter

All Kettering parks have now been winterized for the season. This means water fountains and water in restrooms will be turned off. We will be opening the restrooms and other water-related amenities by April 15.

 Gentile ParkConstruction

The Gentile Park project has been approved to proceed in 2019, and planning efforts have begun to move the project forward. Re-evaluation of the current master plan has begun spring of 2019. The development of construction documents for the purpose of bidding the construction of the park will take place late fall of 2019 with a tentatively proposed construction of the park occurring late winter/early spring of 2020. Stay tuned for this exciting development!

Skate ParkIndian Riffle Park Restroom Renovation

This spring, the restrooms near the baseball fields and skate park at Indian Riffle Park (2801 E. Stroop Rd.) will be under renovation to include painting, new partitions, fixtures, flooring and amenities. During this renovation, we will provide chemical toilets on-site to offset the inconvenience.


Walther Park Tennis Courts Resurfacing

Once temperatures consistently stay above 50º, we will begin resurfacing the tennis courts at Walther Park (4421 Overland Tr.). We anticipate this project to take two weeks, and will occur between mid-April and the beginning of May. Thank you for your patience as we care for these popular courts!

PolenFencing Replacements at Polen Farm/Kennedy Park

We will be replacing fencing throughout the event center at Polen Farm and JF Kennedy Park (5073 Bigger Rd.), but this project should not affect the general use of the facilities and will be complete prior to the start of the splash pad season the end of May.

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