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Wellness and Active Adults

The Wellness Division of the Recreation & Parks department plans various wellness, cultural, educational, social and entertaining activities and classes for adults of all ages throughout the year too. From hiking groups to fitness classes to trolley trips around the city and get-togethers at local establishments; there’s something for everyone 21 and over to enjoy! Enrich all lives, engage the community and empower the future.

Current Programming

New for 2020, we are taking our "Let's Do Lunch" series and making it to "Let's Do" series... Why limit it to lunch? We will be exploring different areas of the Recreation & Parks department as well as different areas of our beautiful city. The benefits of playin in Akron are endless! Each month, the trolley will take a group out to explore something new and fun. You must pre-register each month for the most current trip. Watch the newsletter for the most updated description of "Let's Do" Akron! 

Our newsletter, Recreation Matters, has detailed information on all of our current programming along with some of the kids 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 above. You can also get a copy sent to your inbox by signing up for our Recreation Matters email list! Sign-up by sending your email address to [email protected]


Fitness Classes

Start working on a healthier you...attend as many of the City of Akron fitness classes as you want for one low price when you buy an Fitness Class Pass. You can buy a pass at any of the community centers where classes are held or at the Balch Street Fitness Center. Adults under 65 can buy a 12 month Pass for $80 or a 6 month Pass for $60. Adults 65 and over can buy a 12 month Pass for $60 or a 6 month Pass for $50. 



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 by club. 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




The Recreation and Parks department works in cooperation with many different organizations throughout the year to host and provide volunteers for events such as the Akron Arts Expo, Akron Parks week, Akron Marathon and many more. So get your comfortable shoes on and join us in making Akron a better place. We may need you to spread some mulch or sign-in vendors, but whatever the assignment, we look forward to working with you!

Every July, the City of Akron Recreation and Parks department 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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