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590 Plum St, Kent, OH 44240

Plum Creek Park

Plum Creek Park is located on 25 acres of land off of Cherry Street. The land was purchased by the City of Kent from the Kent Water and Light Company in 1923, and at various times, it was used as a drinking water reservoir, a field for water wells, a storage area, a landfill, a gravel pit, and a pistol range. In 1977, the Parks and Recreation Board began an intensive effort to reclaim the land and dredge the reservoir and the park officially opened in 1979.

The facilities at Plum Creek have continued to expand over the years to include a baseball diamond, open recreation area, three picnic shelters, basketball courts, a playground area, and a sand volleyball court. Informal picnic areas are located throughout the park and several small bridges lead to islands that are excellent places for fishing. In July of 1993, the Kent Junior Mothers Group agreed to spearhead a major fundraising effort ($90,000) to install a major playground facility for the community entitled “Tree City Play Park.” This facility, which was completed in 1996, offers equipment geared toward all ages with special consideration given to make the play systems accessible to all participants.

All KPR Facilities are unable to Rent on City Holidays

Shelter #1 – Seats up to 168 people, has electricity, includes grill

Shelter #2 – Seats up to 96 people, no electricity, includes grill

Shelter #3 – Seats up to 96 people, no electricity, includes grill

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
#1 168 Yes Yes 
#2 96 No Yes
#3 96 No Yes


Cuyahoga river

Contact Us

Kent Parks & Recreation
497 Middlebury Road
Kent, OH 44240

Phone: 330.673.8897

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