Akron Updates Recreation and Parks

Mayor Horrigan Announces Programming and Facilities Changes
Posted on 09/15/2020
Image of City of Akron LogoFollowing consultation with Summit County Public Health officials, the City of Akron is announcing upcoming openings and updates for the city's Recreation and Parks Department. All of the City of Akron community centers will be opening up to the public by the end of the month. Updates on dates, hours of operation and programs will be posted on the City website at akronohio.gov/recreation or on the City of Akron Recreation and Parks Facebook page. Residents may also call their local center. The Balch Street Fitness Center opened on Sep. 8 for members only with the schedule of Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (the indoor basketball courts remain closed). Participants must wear a mask, and groups are limited to no more than 10 people with social distancing required. All outdoor basketball hoops will be restored by the end of September; equipment is not regularly disinfected, so use at your own discretion and risk. The Salvation Army will continue the free Community Food Program at Patterson Park and Summit Lake community centers Monday-Friday. The Good Samaritan Hunger Center will also continue the food distribution program at Joy Park, Ed Davis, Summit Lake and Patterson Park. Virtual programming is ongoing through the rest of the year. Sip-N-Paint nights will continue on a monthly basis. An ongoing campaign to "Find Bigfoot," a large wooden cutout that is moved around, will also continue. Clues to its whereabouts can be found on the Facebook page. Finally, Akron Parks Week will return at the beginning of October.
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