Hon. James R. Williams Lawton Street Community Center

Hon. James R. Williams Lawton Street Community Center

(330) 375-2825 FBlake@akronohio.gov 1225 Lawton Street, Akron, OH44320
Hours of Operation
Monday:  9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday:  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday:  Closed or by rental only

(Times may change due to rentals or the indoor walking program) 

For Center rental information, contact Center Supervisor Francine Blake


Afterschool Care 

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Lawton Street’s Beyond the Bell program is for students K-6th grade. Students will have time to work on their homework and will receive a snack. After homework time and snack, there will be a mix of planned activities and free time until pick up. 

Monday Through Friday 2:30 - 6:00 PM

In-Person Registration 

Fee: $225 per semester; or $450 per school year.


Basketball

TINY TOT BASKETBALL 

The City of Akron Tiny Tot Basketball program at Lawton Street Community Center provides the opportunity for young athletes at the recreational level to improve their basketball knowledge and skill set while working side by side with experienced city of Akron staff. The themes we stress are teamwork, creating a safe learning environment for all participants, accountability, and sportsmanship.  

Ages 5-7 youth basketball game

YOUTH CO-ED BASKETBALL 

The City of Akron Youth Basketball program has partnered with the Jr. Cavs to offer boys and girls of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to learn what it takes to win both on and off the court.  

Ages 8-10  |  11-13  |  14-17 

Learn More & Register


Cards, Games And More
It's no secret that we love a good game! Camaraderie, competition and fellowship are the name of the game. Join us!

CARD SHARKS
Wednesday and Thursday
1:00 - 5:00 PM

MASTER CHESS
Monday –Friday 
12:00 – 5:00 PM


Community Activities & Events
These events are sponsored/co-sponsored by the City of Akron Recreation & Parks division.  We are excited to be a part of these fun programs and events for everyone in the community to enjoy.

A three-week FREE concert series performed by popular local bands.  Concerts are held on Mondays from 7:00–9:00PM.  Grab your lawn chair, bring a picnic and get out to enjoy the fresh air and music.  

**2024 schedule to be released in April**


Community Meetings
Organizations host their meetings at our centers.  These meetings are open to the public at no charge and welcome new participants.  We look forward to seeing you.

Council of Negro Women Meeting   

3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 PM 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Akron Alumnae Delta GEMS and Delta Academy Meetings
2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Fallen Fathers Mentoring Group
Monday – Thursday, 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Hardesty Block Club Meeting     
1st Monday of the month, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Hartford Block Club Meeting 
3rd Monday of the month 6:00 - 8:00 PM

ICUA Meetings (Church Ushers)
2nd Monday of the month, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 

National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Meeting
2nd Saturday of the month, 12:00 - 2:30 PM

Stark County Minister’s Wives and Minister’s Widows Meeting  
2nd Monday of month 

Sisters With Vision    
1st Thursday of the month, 6:00 - 7:30 PM


Crochet, Knitting, Sewing
Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time.  Our groups offer a variety of skills to learn while meeting new friends and keeping our mind & hands occupied!

KNITTING & CROCHETING
Tuesdays 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Other Center Activities
We proudly partner with local organizations & groups to allow more activities to take place in our centers.  Even though we would like to think we are experts in all things recreation, sometimes it's better to bring in a specialist. 

DANCING WITH THE MASTER DANCERS
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 - 8:00 PM

LEARN STEPPIN DANCING 
Tuesday and Thursday 
5:30 - 7:00 PM

SENIOR LINE DANCING 
Monday and Wednesday
 9:30 - 11:00 AM

TAI CHI
Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 AM

URBAN BALLROOM DANCING 
Tuesday and Thursday 
5:30 - 7:00 PM

WALKING FOR YOUR HEART
Monday - Friday  
7:00 - 9:00 AM


Senior Clubs

ED DAVIS SENIORS CLUB MEETING
1st and 3rd Thursday  
1:00 - 3:00 PM 

YOUNG AT HEART SENIORS CLUB
Mondays 12:00 - 2:30 PM 


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Our summer camps are serious business....seriously FUN!  Whatever your summer needs are, we have options.  Whether it is our weekly theme camps or our 8-week summer long camp, check out all the possibilities.

Lawton Street Community Center offers an 8-week long summer camp beginning in June and running through August. 

Registration for summer camps opened now!

2024 Summer Camp Schedule


Ward 4 Meetings
Contact: Councilwoman Jan Davis
Office: 330-375-2256
Email: ward4@akronohio.gov