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The Recreation Bureau 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 engage in your neighborhood.  Find out all we have to offer and get involved today!


Vision Statement

To deliver exceptional services that are recognized as efficient, timely and professional that enhance the quality of life for our citizens.


Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life for all residents of Akron through safe, affordable recreational opportunities at well maintained facilities.


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


Your Opinion Matters!

The City of Akron is embarking on a journey to radically improve our community centers and programs. As part of this effort, the Akron Recreation Bureau is reaching out to citizens to understand what is most important to the community and how we can improve the quality of life for all residents. Giving your feedback is simple and quick.


Go to to tell us what you think.


Thank you Akron!



My Neighborhood, Our Akron City Council Neighborhood Grant Program Agreement was designed to empower residents to actively participate in improving their neighborhoods.  The grant program  encourages creative neighborhood efforts by providing small grants from $250 to $1,000 to neighborhood-based organizations.

Please click on the link in the right column for the grant application.


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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