New Kensington is home to several parks, with the most popular one to host events being Massa Harbison Park, which is also known as the Girl Scout Little House. Memorial Park is another must-see destination. Harbison is ideal for year round events, while Memorial Park is only open during the summer. If you want to get out and enjoy the various New Kensington neighborhoods, you have four parks to choose from. Each one offers something different, but all provide space for playing and picnicking. The playground at JFK Park is the most sought after with a host of kid activities to choose from.
Bringing the Communit
Each fall, New Kensington hosts The New Ken/Arnold Social in the Park. The late Rob Greb, who believed that locals should have a face-to-face encounters rather than just social media ones, conceived this event. This social activity joins the community together with food, entertainment, and fundraising. Money is raised to support local charitable organizations. Each year there is something new added, including the Rockin' Roosevelt Benefit Concert, which helps raise money to keep the park staffed and in working order, as well as provide a means of offering entertainment to the children in the summer.
Entertainment for the
New Kensington proudly provides a way for the elderly in the community to stay active. The Alle-Kiski Valley Adult Activity Center offers several activities on a daily basis for older residents to enjoy. Some of these include art classes, bingo, exercise groups, dancing, card games, yoga, Zumba, and computer education. The center also provides activities in different neighborhoods throughout New Kensington for residents who are not able to attend the center. The center is open to locals who are at least 50 years old and charges an annual joining fee to help fund it.