Summit Lake Community Center

Summit Lake Community Center

(330) 375-2826 380 W. Crosier Street, Akron, OH44311
Hours of Operationcommunity center fall
Monday:  10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday:  10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday:  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday:  10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday:  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday:  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: closed or by rental only

Summit Lake Community Center will be closed for electrical repairs from Thursday November 30 - Saturday December 2.  Thank you for your cooperation.

For Center rental information, contact Center Supervisor Michael Dowdell


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

This is a basketball league for participants 50+ years old.  Stay in shape and continue to play a sport you love.  The league typically starts in October. Contact the community center for registration information.
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

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 four-week FREE concert series performed by popular local bands. Concerts are held on Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  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.

Summit Lake Neighborhood Association

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Third Thursday of the Month
Contact Ms. Saulsberry for more information, (330) 957-3010.

Food Distribution
We have partnered with food distribution programs for any and all families in the community. There is no charge to participate in these programs and everyone is welcome.

The Good Samaritan Food Assistance Program gives away groceries to residences in the area the last three Thursdays of every month at Summit Lake Community Center from 4:00 - 5:45 PM.  
Sign-up for text alerts
Open a new text message on your phone.  In the to area type 80123, in the area where you would type a message type GOODSAMHUNGER. Hit send. You will now be able to receive text message reminders for the most up to date information. 

The Salvation Army of Summit County offers a free hot meal Monday thru Friday from 11:30AM - 12:30PM.  All are welcome!

Open Gym

No Cost 
September to May - Monday - Thursday, 12:00 – 2:30 PM
June to August - Monday - Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Keep moving in the winter months by walking the gym at Summit Lake!

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. 

Alpha Phi Alpha Youth Soccer Club
5:00 – 7:00 PM Fridays beginning in December
Gym (gym shoes must be worn in the gym)
Call the center for registration details.

SWAG - Students with a Goal 
3:30 – 7:00 PM
Monday - Wednesday 
Community Room
Contact the community center for registration information.

Meets the 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month between March 2 - June 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
This is a mentoring program open to girls between the ages of 10-15 years old. This program will focus on topics like personal growth, inspiration, respect, love, self-awareness, financial literacy, cooking, and more. 
To register a child for this program, call the Summit Lake Community Center at (330) 375-2826.