Announcements & News

Welcome to the City of Akron Recreation & Parks Division

The City of Akron Recreation & Parks Division offers quality of life activities for all of our area residents – the young and young at heart!  We offer active adult activities, sports for kids and adults, programs and classes at all of our community centers, events for the whole family to enjoy, and opportunities to engage in your neighborhood.  Find out all we have to offer and get involved today!

Community Center Visioning

Your Community Center.  Your Voice.
We need YOUR help to shape the future of our community centers!  We are beginning a community center reinvestment program where we will focus investments into our community centers after assessing them and engaging the community to hear what they want. The first three centers that we are focusing on are Ed Davis, Patterson Park, and Reservoir Park.  
Click the links below to view the community engagement meetings that took place to kick off the project.
Ed Davis Community Meeting: Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. 
Patterson Park Community Meeting: Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Reservoir Park Community Meeting: Friday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Updates

Recreation and Parks Update (9/24/2020)


The City of Akron Recreation and Parks Division is excited to welcome back programming and visitors to our community centers.  The safety of our visitors and staff members is our highest priority.  We will have safety guidelines and procedures in place for all of our centers that are based on the guidance of the Ohio Department of Health’s Responsible Restart Ohio, the Summit County Public Health department, and City of Akron policies.



Keeping You Safe

Safety measures that we are implementing include:

·         Access to the facilities is limited to registered participants, scheduled programming, and staff. 

·         Programming will be limited.

·         Group sizes for programs and meetings are limited to 10 participants or less.

·         All visitors must sign in when entering the facility.

·         Staff will perform temperature checks on each visitor/participant when they arrive.

·         Face masks are required while in the facility.

·         Social distancing and maintaining at least six feet between individuals in all areas of the facility.

·         Stay home if you have a fever, are sick or not feeling well, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

·         If a visitor has a temperature or exhibits signs of illness, the visitor will not be permitted entrance to the facility.

·         Participants involved with City of Akron Recreation and Parks programs will need to review and sign the program waiver and health addendum waiver before participating.

·         Buildings may be closed for a short time period to disinfect properly between programming.

·         Community center spaces will be cleaned and sanitized by staff and custodial crews daily.


If you have any questions about specific programming, please contact your local Community Center for additional details.



Outdoor Recreation

·         City parks remain open for outdoor activities like walking or jogging. 

·         Playgrounds opened to the public on June 10.  Please be advised that the City of Akron does not regularly clean or sanitize playground equipment. All individuals are encouraged to practice 6+ feet of physical distancing from those outside their household.  If you are feeling sick, please stay home.  Use at your own risk.

·         Tennis courts are open.

·         Field permits are being issued through the Sports division, 330-375-2855.

·         Basketball courts will be opened to the public at the end of September.  All individuals are encouraged to practice 6+ feet of physical distancing from those outside their household.  If you are feeling sick, please stay home.  Use at your own risk.

·         Shelter permits are not being issued this season.


If you have any additional questions you can contact the Recreation and Parks Administrative Office at 330-375-2804.

All future programs and events are subject to change or cancellation, based on then-current public health orders and guidance regarding social distancing. 
For the most up-to-date information on the City of Akron’s proactive response to this virus, please visit