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.

Clum-Kennedy Park
Kensington Parkway and Frederick Avenue
Benches and picnic tables

Ernest Memorial Park
Armory Avenue
Playing field

Flinn Park
Kensington Parkway
Picnic tables and benches

Howard Park
Howard Avenue
Benches and water fountain

Joseph Park
Plyers Mill Road and Wheatley Street

Reinhardt Park
Armory Avenue
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 Throckmorton Neighborhood Park
3925 Hampden Street
This mini-park is named for Edith Throckmorton, 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