The Indoor Pool & Spa area will close for annual maintenance Friday, May 20 at 7:45 p.m. On Saturday, May 21, swim lessons will take place as scheduled and the Spa will be open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Main Pool & Spa will reopen Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 a.m.

Accreditation and Awards

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Accredited Agency: 1996, 2001, 2006,  2011, 2016 and 2021

The City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts is accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) based on an external review of the agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community.

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Gold Medal Award Winner: 1977, 1994 and 2014

Gold Medal Award Finalist in 2011, 2012, 2013

The National Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management and innovative approaches to delivering superb park and recreation services with fiscally sound business practices. The National Gold Medal Award Program is governed and administered by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Recent awards

2021: Best of Dayton, Kettering Recreation Complex Fitness Center

2020: First Place Management Innovation, Award of Excellence, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

2020: Best of Dayton, Best Live Music for Fraze Pavilion

2020: Best of Dayton, Best Fitness Center for Kettering Recreation Complex

2020: Presidents Award, American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, Mary Beth O’Dell

2019: First Place Cultural Arts, Award of Excellence, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

2018: First Place Environmental Education, Award of Excellence, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

2018: Second Place Marketing Innovation, Award of Excellence, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

2017-18: Professional Skaters Association, Excellence on Ice Award

2017: Healthy Business of Ohio, Healthy Workplace Gold Award

2017: First Place Environmental Education, Award of Excellence, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

2016: Dayton.com Best of 2016 Art Gallery

2015: Second Place Recreational Programs, Award of Excellence, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

2015: Second and Third Place, Special Populations, Award of Excellence, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

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