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COVID - 19 Recreation and Parks Update (8/31/2020)

  • Balch Street Fitness Center will reopen for members only on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

City parks remain open for outdoor recreation, like walking or jogging. Playgrounds opened on June 10. The City of Akron does not regularly clean or sanitize the equipment.  Playgrounds can be used at your own risk.  Basketball courts also remain closed at this time.

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The Recreation Bureau oversees one fitness facility – Balch Street Fitness Center, which offers an indoor pool, a variety of classes and amenities at affordable rates. Visit today to start your journey to a healthier you!

Balch Street Fitness Center

220 South Balch Street
Akron, OH 44302

Balch Street Fitness Center offers a full work out area, a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, basketball court, racquet ball court, aerobics classes, boot camp classes, cardio combo classes, game room and swim lessons.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.





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