Seattle's Child

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things to do in Kent

Kent's West Fenwick Park recently got a makeover, and it's super-cool (and also super popular)!

8 fun, active things to do with kids in Kent

South King city has great parks, trails and a unique Wednesday market.

Things to do with kids in Kent:

As of this writing, there are still a couple of weeks before school starts. Why not try something new? In a new ZIP code?

If you haven’t been to Kent, it’s easily reachable off Interstate 5 and very family-friendly. It has lots of parks, a public golf course, river access and hints of the region’s agricultural past. It’s reachable by both the Green River and Interurban trails, if you want to ditch the car for part of a day.

It’s also home to the shopping hub Kent Station, which gets its name from the adjacent transit hub (served by Sounder commuter trains). It has a lively international community and plenty of great places to eat.

To help plan a visit to Kent, the good folks at Visit Kent have provided this handy and tempting list that they call “8 new things to try in Kent before summer ends.” A lot of them will no doubt be fun in other seasons, too!

All are outdoors and most are active: our favorite!

Enjoy trying something new, somewhere new.

Things to do with kids in Kent:

(And if you like this, see 10 things to do outdoors with kids in Tacoma or What to do, see and eat with kids in Burien)

About the Author

Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is the website editor for Seattle's Child. She is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 13-year-old girl.