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The Recreation Bureau 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!


Vision Statement

To deliver exceptional services that are recognized as efficient, timely and professional that enhance the quality of life for our citizens.


Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life for all residents of Akron through safe, affordable recreational opportunities at well maintained facilities.


Brittany Schmoekel,  Manager
Recreation Bureau Administrative Office
220 South Balch Street
Akron, OH 44302
P: 330-375-2850
F: 330-375-2818
[email protected]


Summer Camp Registration

Summer will soon be here!  Sign up now for one of our summer camps.  We offer day camps and weekly theme camps.  Camps will be offered at our community centers June - August.  Register in person at one of the participating community centers.

2018 Summer Camp Registration Form

2018 Summer Camp Information

2018 Creative Circle Information

Akron Parks Challenge

The Akron Parks Challenge seeks to engage neighborhoods around their city parks to increase use and neighborhood vitality.


Do you have a vision or idea for your city park?  Is there a group of neighbors or an organization ready to roll up their sleeves to help transform your park into a vibrant public space for everyone in your neighborhood?


Pitch an idea for a single city park and show how you and your group can partner to achieve the change you want.


Two parks will ultimately be selected to work with the partners to engage residents in creating an improvement plan.  Through the City of Akron’s 2018 capital budget, these plans will receive up to $100,000 in funding to support those improvements.


Any organization, group of residents, or motivated citizen can apply.


Apply online at Akron Parks Challenge


My Neighborhood, Our Akron City Council Neighborhood Grant Program Agreement was designed to empower residents to actively participate in improving their neighborhoods.  The grant program  encourages creative neighborhood efforts by providing small grants from $250 to $1,000 to neighborhood-based organizations.

Please click on the link in the right column for the grant application.


The City of Akron is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings and programs.  Anyone who is in need of an accommodation from the City's Parks and Recreation Department is invited to contact the department at (330) 375-2850, at least 48 hours in advance if possible, or at Ohio Relay (800) 750-0750 (TTY number).


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