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!
Continue to scroll down and you can view updates on our events and programs.

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.  Stay tuned for additional information as we start to move forward with our reinvestment program!

COVID-19 Updates

Recreation and Parks Update (3/1/2022)


The City of Akron Recreation and Parks Division continues to be open and offer programming at 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.

·        Effective 3/1/2022 face masks are optional while in the facility.

·         Maintaining social distancing as much as possible.

·         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.

·         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 and outdoor courts are open for the public to use. 

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


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.