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The City of Kettering Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza is FREE to enjoy and is located at 2801 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, Ohio 45420.

Department InformationParks and Recreation

Welcome to The City of Kettering's Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts! Our goal is quality service focused on community MISSION We are here to provide quality parks, recreation and cultural arts that make Kettering home. VISION We envision an exceptional and engaging parks, recreation and cultural arts department that improves the quality of...

A Message from the Mayor Welcome to the City of Kettering! Kettering is a beautiful community to call home. What makes us unique is our high quality of life for residents in every stage of life. Whether you are a young student, a young couple, a couple raising children or empty nester, Kettering offers housing...

Looking to shake up your fitness routine? Check out our list of 20 outdoor workouts to burn calories and enjoy some PlayKettering-style fun! Get some friends together for a softball or baseball game. Find out which parks offer ball fields. Bundle the little ones up for a stroller walk Challenge a friend to a race...

HistoryParks and Recreation

The City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department (PRCA) has a rich history serving the community dating back to 1954, when the city council established the first Parks and Recreation Board. Upon the formation of the Parks and Recreation Board, the first Parks and Recreation Master Plan was developed in 1964 to guide...

Goodacre, Glenna, Ollie, 2007Parks and Recreation

Glenna Goodacre Ollie, installed 2007 Bronze Location: Rob Dyrek /DC Shoes Skate Plaza Ollie is a larger-than-life skater frozen in a skate maneuver of the same name. This bronze piece is from Glenna Goodacre’s series entitled Sidewalk Society and is an edition of 5. Nationally recognized, Goodacre is most well-known for her representational bronze sculptures including...

The skate plaza is free of charge for all.

The Skate Plaza is located at 2801 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, Ohio 45420

Rosewood Gallery presents the 12th annual HWD Juried Sculpture Exhibition On view: August 27 - October 5, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, August 30, 6 - 8pm Free and open to the public Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio is pleased to announce the opening of the 12th annual HWD, a juried exhibition for sculpture artists in Ohio...

Veteran’s Plaza memorial bricks are available through the Kettering Parks Foundation.  For more information visit playkettering.org  

HWD 2014Parks and Recreation

August 25 - September 26, 2014 Reception:  Sunday, August 24, 2-4pm About HWD (Height x Width x Depth) HWD, or Height x Width x Depth, is a juried exhibition of three-dimensional artwork by artists from Ohio and surrounding states.  Established in 2007, HWD is the region’s only gallery exhibition focused exclusively on sculpture.  This year,...

Meet Our InstructorsParks and Recreation

Kelley Booze is a painter from Springfield Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design and recently completed a Chateau d’Orquevaux International Artist Residency in France. Kelley also teaches art classes at the Springfield Museum of Art. Cynthia Bornhorst-Winslow is a ceramics artist. She also serves...

Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio is pleased to announce an exhibition by two Ohio artists, Erin Holscher Almazan and Kate Snow This exhibition of paintings and prints will take place from November 23 to December 30 and will be on view in-person at Rosewood Gallery, as well as in a virtual gallery. Kate Snow, Experience in Itself...

August 28 - October 6, 2017 Reception: Thursday, August 31, 6 - 8pm Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio is pleased to announce the opening of the 11th annual HWD, a juried exhibition for sculpture artists in Ohio and surrounding states. HWD (Height x Width x Depth) is the area’s only gallery exhibition devoted exclusively to sculpture. The exhibition runs...

Paula Willmot Kraus is an artist, an educator, and now Rosewood Gallery Coordinator – all the paths of her 30-plus professional years coming together in one place. During those years, she has been a fine art photographer and plans on continuing that vocation/addiction while working at Rosewood Arts Centre. Rosewood’s Works on Paper exhibition was...

Ice Skating ProgramsParks and Recreation

Whether you or your child are interested in learning to maneuver around the ice during open skate with friends, spin and jump like a figure skater or playing hockey, we have a class for you! Ice Skating Classes The Kettering Ice Arena is proud to welcome you to the Learn to Skate USA program, a...

Kettering Ice Arena Spotlight: Lillian, age 12, figure skater Curious about the people who practice at Kettering Ice Arena? We’re catching up with our figure skaters and hockey players to learn why they love their sports, how they practice and more fun facts about them! What’s your favorite thing about skating? Learning double jumps and...

Artist StudiosParks and Recreation

Artist Studios Artist studios are available at Rosewood Arts Centre and applications are accepted on a rolling basis, reviewed as studio spaces become available.  Spaces are available for artists with an active practice and a commitment to sharing their work with the Kettering community.  10 x 10 studio spaces are $85/month for Kettering residents and $130/month...

Park OrdinancesParks and Recreation

Hours • Except for Civic Commons, parks are open only from sunrise to dusk unless posted. • Civic Commons closes at midnight, unless extended for a Fraze performance. Restricted Activities • Wading, swimming, ice skating, boating and golf are not permitted. • Drugs are not permitted in the parks. • Intoxicating beverages and beer are...

Kettering Ice Arena Spotlight: Daphne, age 13, figure skater Curious about the people who practice at Kettering Ice Arena? We’re catching up with our figure skaters and hockey players to learn why they love their sports, how they practice and more fun facts. Check out our first interview below. What’s your favorite thing about skating?...

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