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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!


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


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.



Register now for our Community Center Youth Basketball League! 

Open to boys and girls age groups 8 - 10, 11 - 13, and 14 - 17.


We are partnering with the Jr. Cavs program to offer kids of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to learn what it takes to win both on and off the court.  Our leagues emphasize having fun while encouraging skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and community involvement.  Participating community centers:  Ed Davis, Joy Park, Lawton Street, Mason Park, Patterson Park and Summit Lake.  Cost is $80 and each child will receive a Cavaliers branded team jersey, one ticket to a regular season Cleveland Cavaliers game, and opportunities for unique on court activities.

Deadline to register is November 30.  Register now!



Recreation & Parks is doing some organizing and will be consolidating the multiple Recreation Facebook pages. To get all future updates about Akron events, classes, activities and more make sure to follow the City of Akron Community Events page.





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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Mayor Don  Plusquellic

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