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October 23, 2021

“Speak for the Trees,” as the Lorax would say. Fifty years after Dr. Seuss published his classic work The Lorax, it remains more important than ever to be a voice for the environment. It’s a big way to make a difference in the community, which is why we’ve chosen to hold our new Woodland Restoration...

Today's featured fitness patron, Brian Jackson, has  been a member of the Kettering Fitness and Wellness Center since September of 2018. He recently sat down with Fitness Supervisor, Lindsey Curry, to share the details of his fitness journey and what he enjoys most about working out in Kettering. Q: Can you tell us a little...

Sharon Stolzenberger (Kettering, Ohio) Mixed Media Featured September 20 – 25 A long-time Art on the Commons artist, Sharon Stolzenberger creates densely textured paintings that incorporating her love of animals and nature.  Using watercolors as her primary medium, she often will transform her compositions through collage, stenciling, and patterning. The resulting artworks offer new narratives...

Dan Cleary is a photographer based in the Dayton area, whose commercial work has made Cleary Creative Photography a staple for capturing life’s moments for over 30 years.  Cleary has expanded his practice to include fine art processes, and his digital artwork series, My Wright Brothers: Then and Now, explores the past and present of...

October 14, 2021

Grab your buddies, form a team and embark on a daring hunt around Kettering and the Greater Dayton area! This event is for adults only. • Locate and learn more about the creepy landmarks, graveyards, buildings in your own backyard. • Teams will have 2 weeks to complete a packet with unique picture/video challenges. • 1st, 2nd...

As we age, it’s easy to become less active and more isolated. However, this isn’t what’s best for us. Staying physically active, as well as remaining engaged with a supportive community, is tied to a number of physical, mental and emotional benefits such as greater heart health, a lower risk for Type 2 diabetes, improved...

October 4, 2021

Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts is excited to be a part of Active Aging Week from October 4 through 9, 2021. Active Aging Week is a national celebration that celebrates the benefits of living an active life at any age. We can't wait to introduce you to all the great things PRCA offers for...

Back to the festival homepage Our 2021 video gallery is made possible through the assistance of the Miami Valley Communications Council

Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts has officially maintained its status among the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning reaccreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the 2021 NRPA Annual...

Surprise - this fall, we're excited to launch a series of pop-up programs! These brand-new activities for kids and families are an extra addition to our fall lineup and will be taking place throughout September and October. We're offering two special events for families to enjoy some time outdoors together. Two teen programs are also...

October 23, 2021

Make those steps count and get moving as a family. We will challenge you to walk the trails and features of Pondview Park looking for hidden clues and medallions. Families will compete for a grand prize basket and enjoy a morning of fun together. All ages welcome. Date: October 23, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m....

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