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The Akron Recreation & Parks division offers quality of life activities for all of our area residents – the young and young at heart!  We offer active adult activities, sports for kids and adults, programs and classes at all of our community centers, events for the whole family to enjoy, and opportunities to connect in your neighborhood.  Find out all we have to offer and get involved today!


Visit the Recreation & Parks website to see everything we have to offer


Why We Are Here:

Akron Recreation exists to enrich all lives, engage the community and empower the future.


Vision Statement:

Akron Recreation engages our diverse communities by being the leader in recreational activities in facilities, public spaces and venues throughout Northeast Ohio.


Mission Statement:

Akron Recreation provides fun, safe and affordable opportunities to enhance quality of life and encourage deeper connections with our community.


Brittany Schmoekel,  Manager
Recreation and Parks Administrative Office
220 South Balch Street
Akron, OH 44302
P: 330-375-2850
F: 330-375-2818
[email protected]


COVID-19 Recreation and Parks Update (3/1/2022)

General Overview         

The City of Akron Recreation and Parks Division is excited to welcome back programming and visitors to our community centers.  The safety of our visitors and staff members is our highest priority.  We will have safety guidelines and procedures in place for all of our centers that are based on the guidance of the Ohio Department of Health’s Responsible Restart Ohio, the Summit County Public Health department, and City of Akron policies.


Keeping You Safe

Safety measures that we are implementing include:

  • Effective 3/1/2022 face masks are optional while visiting our facilities.
  • Please be considerate while our youth programming is taking place.  Not all youth community participants are vaccinated.  
  • Stay home if you have a fever, are sick or not feeling well, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Participants involved with City of Akron Recreation and Parks programs will need to review and sign the program waiver and health addendum waiver before participating.
  • Community center spaces will be cleaned and sanitized by staff and custodial crews daily.

If you have any questions about specific programming, please contact your local Community Center for additional details.



Thank you, Akron!

We heard you!  Thank you for taking the City of Akron Recreation Bureau Community Engagement survey.  We had an overwhelming response.  Your opinion matters! 

Here's an overview of the results.




To get all future updates about Akron events, classes, activities and more make sure to follow the City of Akron Recreation and Parks page.


Warming centers will be available this winter when the temperatures turn colder and cooling centers will be available during the summer. Residents can also call 2-1-1 for additional resources.




The City of Akron is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings and programs.  Anyone who is in need of an accommodation from the City's Parks and Recreation Department is invited to contact the department at (330) 375-2850, at least 48 hours in advance if possible, or at Ohio Relay (800) 750-0750 (TTY number).


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