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601 Middlebury Rd, Kent, OH 44240

Fred Fuller Park

Fred Fuller Park, off of Middlebury Road, is Kent’s largest park, encompassing over 56 acres of land given to the City of Kent in 1934 by the Lamson & Sessions Company. The park, which borders and crosses the Cuyahoga River, was developed into a multi-use park over the years, primarily through the involvement of Kent citizens.

The Kramer Field complex. that hosts several ball fields, is used in the spring, summer, and fall for youth and adult baseball and softball. A total of four fields, two of which are lighted, are located on this “island” complex, along with a small playground area, restrooms, and a concession stand.

Fred Fuller Park has been a favorite location for family reunions at one of the six picnic shelters. The Roy Smith Shelterhouse provides an enclosed meeting place for organizations and residents of Kent, as well as a venue for receptions, parties, and houses our pre-school programs. A nature trail travels along the edge of the river the entire length of the park and connects to the John Brown Tannery Park on Stow Street. The trail can be accessed from the end of the picnic shelter area, and at the Harvey Redmond Bridge (which crosses the river to Kramer Fields). Fred Fuller Park is also the location of the Main Office of Kent Parks & Recreation.

All KPR Facilities are unable to Rent on City Holidays

Shelter #1 – Seats up to 32 people, NO electricity, NO grill

Shelter #2 – Seats up to 48 people, with electricity, includes grill

Shelter #3 – Seats up to 32 people, with electricity, NO grill

Shelter #4 – Seats up to 64 people, with electricity, includes grill

Shelter #5 – Seats up to 48 people, NO electricity, includes grill

Stow Street Shelter – Seats up to 32 people, with electricity

Weekdays (Monday – Friday; 10 AM – Dusk) $25 Resident / $50 Non-resident

Weekends (Saturday & Sunday; 10 AM – Dusk) $50 Resident / $75 Non-resident

All shelters follow the same fee structure.

To make a rental, call us at 330.673.8897 or rent online.

Shelter Seats Electricity Grill
#1 32 No No
#2 48 Yes Yes
#3 32 Yes No
#4 64 Yes Yes
#5 48 No Yes
Stow Street Shelter 32 Yes No


Cuyahoga river

Contact Us

Kent Parks & Recreation
497 Middlebury Road
Kent, OH 44240

Phone: 330.673.8897

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