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Active Adults

The Adult Division of the Recreation Bureau plans various cultural, educational, social and entertaining activities and classes for adults of all ages and has fun volunteer opportunities available throughout the year too. From a Spanish group to fitness classes to trolley trips and get-togethers, there’s something for everyone 21 and over to enjoy!

Current Programming

Our monthly newsletter, Recreation Matters, has detailed information on all of our current programming along with some of the adult programming offered by our Community Centers. Pick up a copy at any of the City of Akron Community Centers or get an electronic copy by clicking on the link below. You can also get an copy sent to your inbox each month by signing up for our Recreation Matters email list! Sign-up by sending your email address to

Recreation Matters Newsletter

Adult Fitness Classes

Attend as many of the City of Akron adult fitness classes as you want for one low price when you buy an Adult Fitness Class Pass. You can buy a Pass at any of the Community and Fitness Centers where classes are held or from the Adult Recreation Office on Balch Street with a check or money order made payable to City of Akron. Adults under 65 can buy a 12 month Pass for $60 or a 6 month Pass for $40. Adults 65 and over can buy a 12 month Pass for $45 or a 6 month Pass for $30. Get the current calendar of classes and class descriptions by clicking on the link below.

City of Akron Fitness Class Schedule



There are several social clubs for Seniors meeting in City of Akron Community Centers. The Clubs plan social gatherings, bring in entertainment and take day and overnight trips. Dues vary. Click on the link for a complete list of Senior Clubs.

The Senior Citizens Commission was formed in 2016 with the goal of making Akron a better place for people 60 and over to live. It meets monthly on the second Monday of each month from 12:00pm until 2:00pm. What makes your neighborhood great and what could use improvement? Come to a meeting to have your voice heard. At the end of the tour all the results will be compiled into a report that will be sent to Mayor Horrigan, Akron City Counsel and several groups and organizations that serve the needs of Akron’s citizens. Get more information about the commission by clicking on the link below.

Senior Citizens Commission




Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series

The Akron Marathon has 3 race days each year. There is an 8K and a 1 mile race in June; a 10K and half marathon in August; and a full marathon, half marathon and 5 person relay in September. Hundreds of volunteers are needed each year to provide a world-class experience to the runners. All volunteers receive a commemorative volunteer t-shirt and gift. Visit for event information, and volunteer at

Akron Arts Expo

Every July the City of Akron’s Recreation and Parks presents a fabulous two-day, outdoor, juried art show in Hardesty Park with over 150 artists, food, silent auctions, and great entertainment. Volunteers work in conjunction with Recreation staff to make this event a great one each year. All volunteers receive a commemorative Arts Expo t-shirt. Visit for event information, and volunteer by calling Rachel at 330-375-2853.


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Adult Recreation, 220 South Balch Street, Akron Ohio 44302
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