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Financial Assistance Available

It is the mission of the Kettering Parks Foundation to help improve the quality of life in our city. This is done in many ways including providing financial assistance to Kettering residents so that they may participate in the City’s recreation programs. Through the generous support of the Kettering Parks Foundation, financial assistance is available. Families can qualify for up to $200 to help remove financial barriers of participating in programs.

To receive financial assistance, the recipient must:

 Be a resident of the City of Kettering

 Meet eligibility requirements below

 Have not submitted a request during the calendar year

 Applicant must decide what programs and/or passes they are interested in and indicate on the application form

Awards will be granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Need is determined through the number of persons in the household and the total household income.

Steps for Applying for and Receiving Assistance

Applicants are required to complete a Financial Assistance Application and submit to the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Administrative Offices along with their most recent federal tax return or other documentation of income. Applicant must decide what programs and/or passes they are interested in and indicate on the application form. Applicants may make one request per calendar year.

Kettering Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Staff will review the application and determine eligibility and maximum award. Staff will then register applicant for programs and/or passes and either pay full balance using financial assistance funds or leave a balance due for the applicant to pay within one week.

Applicants will be notified by mail or phone. Please note that refunds will not be given for classes or passes paid by financial assistance funds.

Financial Assistance Form

Foundation Receives Grant from Ohio Department of Health

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Department of Health, Office of Healthy Ohio, Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Violence and Injury Prevention Program, and Wright State University Center for Healthy Communities AHEC Region IV, the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department will offer Whole Body Health, an evening dedicated to educating women, ages 13-44, about healthy practices that contribute to their physical and emotional health.

Land Lab Learning Dock Receives International Award

The KPF, in partnership with Dor-Wood Optimist Club, the City of Kettering and the Kettering City Schools, built an observation deck at  Pondview Park. The deck won the Future of Optimism Winner for the 2006-2007 years. The goal was to provide a safe way for residents to view wildlife and to provide recreation opportunities in the form of fishing and hiking. Members cleared land, built pathways and trails and procured funding to build an observation deck. Dor-Wood members cleared brush and assisted in building pathways. The City provided manpower and the necessary equipment. Kettering teachers provided guidance and a curriculum for the Living Learning Lab. The Living Learning Lab has created a beautiful educational environment for more than 3,000 Kettering student visitors and community residents. As a result of their work, the Club has become recognized in the community and received a number of new members!