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Our National Park and Recreation Month celebration continues in Kettering! This year’s national theme is “We Are Parks and Recreation.” Resident Jackie Lawless, who serves on Kettering’s Sister Cities Committee, wrote this about her favorite park: “I love Kettering! Lincoln Park is such a treasure! The entire park is well kept with beautiful fountains in...

How To: PinwheelParks and Recreation

Art From Home returns! Today, our facility coordinator, Heather Lea Reid, has a fun pinwheel project that's perfect for summer. Read through the instructions below, then check out her video tutorial! Supplies: 2 sheets of heavy weight paper – contrasting colors Glue stick Crayons (optional) Scissors Pushpin Dowel rod or wooden pencil Hammer Step One:...

Art on the Commons 2020Parks and Recreation

Welcome! 2020 may be our 32nd year for Art on the Commons, but it's our first-ever virtual festival! Rosewood Arts Centre, through the City of Kettering's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, with support from the Dayton Daily News, 91.3 WYSO, the Miami Valley Communications Council, the Ohio Arts Council, the Kettering Parks Foundation and...

Kettering Dance BattleParks and Recreation

January 1, 1970

Think you've got the moves? BRING - IT - ON! Each group (no more than 6) needs to come with a prepared dance. Each group will get ONE song to show us your stuff! Judges will award based on creativity, enthusiasm, crowd engagement and most hilarious! Professionals need not apply - we want to laugh,...

January 1, 1970

Who’s ready for some magic? Join local magician Magic Dave for an amazing show that involves lots of audience participation and audience assistance during the tricks! Colorful props, lively music and fun games for the entire family. Due to the large size of the props, you will have a great view in ANY seat! A...

Our National Park & Recreation Month featured staff member today is Rosewood Gallery Coordinator, Paula Kraus! Our Cultural Arts Manager, Shayna McConville, nominated her, saying, "Paula Willmot Kraus is a well-known and beloved artist in the Dayton region. She is passionate about photography, and when she's not creating new work or teaching photo techniques, she...

Our final staff feature for National Park & Recreation Month spotlights Joy Becker, who works at the Kettering Recreation Complex. She was nominated by KRC facility manager, Chris George, who said: "Joy has been here for 29 years helping us serve our patrons. Over the last few weeks before Joy came back, we would get...

Today's National Park & Recreation Month featured Kettering resident, Danielle Kauth, created memories with her family by exploring the city's parks. "There are 21 parks in Kettering, and my kids and I decided we wanted to go to them all!" she wrote. "We managed to complete this little challenge, and we had the best time!...

National Park & Recreation Month continues! A familiar face to anyone that frequents the Kettering Recreation Complex and Rosewood Arts Centre, Nancy Lynn Boss has been teaching various fitness and dance classes for over 40 years. Before joining the Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts team, Nancy studied dance with Jorg Fastings from the Columbus...

Today's National Park & Recreation Month featured staff member is Parks Service Worker Nick Zaccaria. Nick was nominated for this feature by Parks Superintendent, Gary Schussler, who said, "Nick is a newer employee and one who switched careers when he moved to Ohio to the park industry about two and a half years ago. He...

We are celebrating National Park and Recreation Month here in Kettering! Meghan Thomas is a resident and a Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts superuser! She wrote: “We love Kettering because we LOVE the Parks and Rec program! The rich programming available is a main driving force for our choice to buy a home and raise...

We are celebrating National Park and Recreation Month here in Kettering! Kettering resident Jonelle Carroll is an active participant in the wide range of programs offered through our city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts department. Here's what Jonelle had to say about PRCA: “I believe it is one of the many things that makes Kettering...

August ProgramsParks and Recreation

August program registration is now open to both Kettering residents and non-residents View the August program guide for complete details on each registered program

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