In the early 2000s, Historic Kenwood began a transition from a neighborhood of mostly older adults to a home for younger families with small children who were attracted to the charm of the historic bungalows. In 2015 Kenwood Kidz was established by the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association to give younger parents and children a way to meet and bond. The nationally-recognized free monthly event in the park for children and parents of young children has featured such events as growing container tomato plants, Halloween costume contests and a haunted pavilion, a homemade Kidz Carnival, an annual Unbirthday Party to celebrate every child’s birthday, storytelling and sing-alongs, dancing, holiday caroling at a local nursing home – one year we even turned the park into a water playground! The success of Kenwood Kidz in bringing children and parents together was nationally recognized by the Neighborhoods USA organization in 2016.
Kenwood Kidz meets on the second Saturday of the month, weather depending, from 11 AM-1 PM in Historic Kenwood’s Seminole Park, Burlington Avenue and 30th Street N. Resident children 10 and under are invited, with adult supervision. For more information, contact KenwoodKids@HistoricKenwood.org.
Please watch a video of our award winning Kenwood Kidz program.