Kensington is home to a variety of parks for picnicking, playgrounds and outdoor recreation!
One-half mile from the center of town is an entrance into Rock Creek Regional Park, where hiking and biking can be enjoyed along scenic Beach Drive.
The Town of Kensington has seven wonderful parks with mature trees and landscaped gardens, some with benches, picnic tables, fountains, playing fields and public art.
Kensington Parkway and Frederick Avenue
Benches and picnic tables
Ernest Memorial Park
Picnic tables and benches
Benches and water fountain
Plyers Mill Road and Wheatley Street
Play equipment, picnic tables, and benches
St. Paul Park
Plyers Mill Road and St. Paul Street
Basketball court, baseball field, soccer field, jogging field, horseshoes, picnic tables, benches, and water fountain
There are also several Montgomery County parks located in Kensington.
Ken-Gar Palisades Park
4140 Wexford Drive
This park features a playground, softball field, baseball field, multi-use field and tennis courts, and a recreation building available for rent. The park is a regular training site of the largest running club in the area, the Montgomery County Road Runners Club, according to the “Running around Town” website. >View Map
The Capital View – Homewood Local Park
2929 Edgewood Road
Among its features are tennis and basketball courts, softball field, soccer field, a playground and a picnic area. A recreation building (with kitchen facilities) is available for rent. >View Map
Edith Thockmorton Neighborhood Park
3925 Hampden Street
This mini-park is named for Edith Thockmorton, who served the Montgomery County Public School system for twenty years. > View Map
Kensington Cabin Local Park
10000 Kensington Parkway
This 4.3-acre ark contains a playground, softball fields, lighted baseball park, two tennis courts, and a picnic area. >View Map
Kensington – Frederick Avenue Neighborhood Park
10217 Frederick Avenue
This park features a playground and a picnic area on its 1.9 acres. > View Map
Kensington Heights Neighborhood Park
10811 St. Paul Street
A main recreational feature of Kensington Heights Park is its playground. There is also a modestly-sized multipurpose field for outdoor games and other small-scale activities. Nearby is the undeveloped St. Paul Neighborhood Conservation Area. >View Map