A Facility Access Card is required for all patrons (ages 12 and older)
who are participating in or attending activities held at the Community Center. A Facility Access Card is not required for attendees of private rentals (meetings, birthday parties, etc.) or public events such as youth basketball games, tournaments, and special events, however, they will be required to sign in on our attendance sheet.
Youth programs administered by Parks and Recreation often have a limited number of spaces for participants. Please inquire about early registration for all programs by contacting the Parks and Recreation office at 410-778-1948 or email
View registration policies here.
PROOF OF IDENTITY, RESIDENCY AND AGE GUIDELINES
Department fees are based on residency, with Kent County resident fees and non-resident fees as listed on printed information, on our website and online through ActiveNet (our online registration program). Non-residents will be required to pay a non-resident fee.
KCPR reserves the right to require proof of identity-name, residency-address and age for patrons whether a resident or non-resident. Patrons who do not provide proof documentation will be denied participation. Patrons who indicate they are Kent County resident and do not provide proof of residency-address (if requested) will be required to pay the non-resident rate.
Shared Kent County and Queen Anne's County Zip Code: KCPR will confirm the street name of all addresses with a 21620 (Chestertown) or 21651 (Millington) zip code to confirm the appropriate rate is applied. Patrons with a Chestertown or Millington address/zip code who reside in Queen Anne's County will be required to pay the non-resident fee. If registration is completed and processsed at the resident rate and it is later determined that the non-resident rate should apply, additional charges (the difference between the resident rate and non-resident rate) shall be immediately due upon discovery of the discrepency. Failure to pay any additional charges by the advised deadline will result in cancellation of the registration and a refund (minus a $5 processing fee) will be issued. The non-resident rate will not be adjusted if a non-resident becomes a resident after payment is completed.
View the Kent County Parks and Recreation registeration policies by clicking the link under the Registration Policy section of this page.
No Kent County youth will be denied participation in any Kent County Parks and Recreation sponsored program due to financial restraints. Scholarships are available based on financial need. Contact the Parks and Recreation office at 410-778-1948 or email
View Scholarship Application & Guidelines here.
CHARACTER COUNTS! AT KENT COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION
The six pillars of character are instrumental in the success of all programs offered by Kent County Parks and Recreation. All program participants are encouraged to promote the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Failure of any participant to follow the examples set forth in each pillar may result in expulsion from Kent County Parks and Recreation programs.
PUBLIC SCHOOL SITES
Currently, many of our recreational youth leagues are offered in surrounding public school facilities. Working closely with the Board of Education, the Department of Parks and Recreation has several generous facility contracts with Kent County High School, Kent County Middle School and H.H. Garnett, Rock Hall, and Galena Elementary Schools. These facilities are utilized by the Department of Parks and Recreation primarily on weekday evenings.
INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATIONS
Weather closing information and general announcements are posted on the Parks and Recreation home page bulletin board, the Kent County Community Center Facebook Page and our Rainout Line at 410-429-1401 or https://rainoutline.com/search/dnis/4104291401 (usually no later than 7:30 am or 3 pm for evening programs the day in question when weather related).
KENT COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER
In general, when Kent County Public Schools close, close early, or cancel evening programs due to inclement weather, all regularly scheduled Parks and Recreation programs at all schools are closed. In this case (generally), the Community Center and Parks and Recreation facilities will be open to the public on a drop-in basis when Kent County Government is open, however the operating schedule may be adjusted as needed as weather conditions warrant or in case of emergencies. If Kent County Government offices have a delayed opening or liberal leave is in effect, all morning programs starting before 10 am are closed.
SCHOOL YEAR WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
(SEPTEMBER - MAY)
In general, if Kent County Public Schools (KCPS) are closed, close early, or cancel evening programs, all programs at public school sites are closed. Kent County Parks and Recreation (KCPR) youth programs at the Kent County Community Center (KCCC) and KCPR facilities are closed when county facilities remain *open. KCPR adult programs at county facilities will be open when county facilities remain *open. If KCPS are one hour or 90 minutes late, morning programs will be open. *If KCPS are two hours late, morning programs will be closed. These general policies do not necessarily apply to programs offered by private vendors (please refer to program description) at the Community Center as they determine their opening and closing schedules when the Community Center remains *open on a normal operating schedule when there is inclement weather.
*All programs are closed when the Snow Emergency Plan or the State of Emergency Plan is in effect, however, should Plan(s) be lifted by 2 pm, evening adult programs will generally be open. In consideration of other factors, programs may be cancelled. This will be determined on a case by case basis.
*On a case by case basis when KCPS are two hours late, it may be determined that morning adult programs may be open when the KCCC is open on time.
In general, announcements for weekend and/or summer programs and events held at the KCCC or KCPR facility are posted by 8 am on the day in question (whenever possible). Decisions for programs with a start time before 8 am will be posted by 10 pm the night before. From time to time circumstances may not allow for postings to be made in the general time frames.
KCPR sends electronic communications for program announcements on a regular basis. When possible, in the event of weather related closing or other announcements, a courtesy email will be sent to individuals who have provided an email address. If you do not receive an email and the weather is questionable, please be sure to call the
We have changed the way we provide notifications and information to the public for weather closures/cancellations for the Kent County Community Center (KCCC), Parks & Recreation/Office (KCPR), swimming pools, parks, athletic fields/ball diamonds, events and more! We have consolidated all of our existing notification platforms to the Rainout Line platform that pushes updates out via *text message, email, on Facebook and on our website. To sign up for alerts or to download the free app on smart devices please visit https://rainoutline.com/search/dnis/4104291401. A traditional call-in hotline (410-429-1401) is also available. *Text alerts are limited to 140 characters so the full alert may need to be checked using another method.