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The City of Akron Celebrates Public Green Space with Third Annual Akron Parks Week, May 10-16

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City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of City of Akron Press Office
Published: 04-21-2021

Akron, Ohio, April 21, 2021 — The City of Akron, in partnership with the Akron Parks Collaborative, Keep Akron Beautiful, and The Davey Tree Expert Company is thrilled to announce its third annual Akron Parks Week will be held May 10-16, 2021.

With the goal of rallying the community around improving and utilizing Akron’s public parks and spaces, the annual Akron Parks Week is a celebration of the playful, historic parks across Akron. The week will feature free events and volunteer opportunities at community park locations throughout the city—including Schneider Park and Diamond Crystal Park. 

“Clean, safe, vibrant, and accessible public spaces are essential building blocks to strong neighborhoods and healthy quality of life,” states Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. “During Akron Parks Week, we’re inviting neighbors to explore their community assets, find opportunities to shape our shared public spaces, and rediscover the places that truly make Akron unique.”

Sandra Reid, vice president of corporate communications and strategic planning administration at Davey Tree, said the company was excited to participate in the celebration. “Healthy trees generate so many benefits for the communities they serve,” she said. “Research has shown that people who spend time outside are healthier and happier, so we love it when we can encourage communities to get outside and enjoy nature.”

According to Akron Parks Collaborative Director Bridget Ambrisco, residents can sign up for activities including family yoga and socially distant, small-group volunteer opportunities to help clean, paint, mulch, plant trees and beautify the parks at AkronParks.org. The goal of this ongoing initiative is to encourage residents to visit and celebrate their local City parks.

Akron Parks Week Events Include:

May 15: Schneider Park, register here

9:00 AM Yoga
10:00-11:30 AM Tree planting and park beautification
12:00 PM Yoga
1:00-2:30 PM Tree planting and park beautification

May 16: Diamond Crystal Park, register here

9:00 AM Yoga
10:00-11:30 AM Tree planting and park beautification
12:00 PM Yoga
1:00-2:30 PM Tree planting and park beautification

The first 100 people to sign up for the week’s activities will receive a t-shirt to celebrate their volunteer efforts. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please visit AkronParks.org.

Akron Parks Week Tree Planting is Sponsored by The Davey Tree Expert Company.

For further information, contact:
City of Akron Press Office
Phone: 330-375-2754
E-mail: [email protected]

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