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Places to Warm Up in Akron


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of stephanie york
Published: 01-06-2014


            Akron, Ohio (January 6, 2014) – Over the next few days, the extreme cold weather will provide challenges to staying warm and safe.  The City of Akron is urging residents with no reliable or safe heat source to seek protection from the elements and stay warm. Akron will provide relief from the elements at all of their Community Centers during regular hours for those that need a place to get out of the cold.   Residents can stay warm by visiting the following Community Centers:

Hours of Operation for Today, Monday, December 6, 2014:

Ed Davis Community Center                        12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Ellet Community Center                               8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Firestone Park Community Center              9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Joy Park Community Center                        12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Kenmore Community Center                        7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Lawton Street Community Center               12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Mason Park Community Center                   9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Northwest Family Recreation Center          9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Patterson Park Community Center11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Reservoir Park Community Center10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Summit Lake Community Center                 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



            Also open as warming centers are the American Red Cross facility at 501 West Market Street in Akron from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and The House of the Lord, located at 1650 Diagonal Road in Akron from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

            The extreme temperatures can quickly become life threatening or cause serious health problems.  Planning ahead is the best precaution for reducing the risk of weather related issues, such as hypothermia and frostbite.  If you must travel, even for short trips, take along your cell phone, a blanket, flashlight, a first aid kit and extra warm clothes.  If you are staying inside, use your fireplace, wood stove, or combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher near the area being heated. 

            “Most importantly, I want you to take care of yourself and your family, and I am urging you to do that by staying home and out of the elements today and tomorrow.  And, if you have an elderly or disabled neighbor or friend, give them a call and check on their safety,” said Mayor Plusquellic.  “But, if you have no place to stay warm, please go to one of our warming centers.  We do not want our residents that cannot tolerate this cold to risk their health by staying in their homes, without a safe heat source.”

            The City of Akron, along with the Red Cross and the Summit County Emergency Operations Management team, will be monitoring the weather throughout the day and will keep residents informed of any further developments.


For further information, contact:
stephanie york
communications director
Phone: 330-375-2345
E-mail: [email protected]

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