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Shelter Rentals

The rentable shelters at Chestnut Ridge, Hardesty Park, Heintz-Hillcrest Park, and Hyre Park can be used on a first come first serve basis for the summer of 2021.  Please note that there are city approved events or permits issued for some of the shelters and permit holders will have the right to use the shelter during their permitted time.  Community members are not allowed to bring equipment onto park grounds (tents, inflatables, sound equipment, etc.) without an approved city permit through the Community Events Division.  All shelters will be available by rent only during the 2022 season. 


The City of Akron Park Shelter Rentals

The City of Akron Recreation Department has park shelter rentals available for a wide variety of functions including anniversaries, birthday and retirement parties, holiday and graduation parties, bridal and baby showers and etc.

Shelters rent $100.00 a day which includes electric.  Hyre Park rents at $100.00 a day and does not have electric.

The shelters are only rented out once per day.


• Chestnut Ridge
• 1926 19th Street SW - Kenmore, OH 44314
      •The fee for this location is a $50.00 (rental is shelter only). Restrooms are now available on site.
•Covered Shelter, Picnic Tables and Off-Street Parking

• Hardesty Park   
      • 1615 W. Market St. - Akron, OH 44313
      •Covered Shelter, Bathrooms, Electric, Picnic Tables, Paved Parking and Grills.

• Heintz-Hillcrest Park
• 490 Clinton Ave. - Akron, OH 44301
      •Covered Shelter, Bathrooms, Electric, Picnic Tables and Paved Parking.

• Hyre Park
• 2298 Springfield Center Rd. - Akron, OH 44312
      •Covered Shelter, Bathrooms, Electric, Picnic Tables and Paved Parking.


For more information and open dates for rentals please contact the Recreation and Parks Administrative Office at 330-375-2804 or [email protected] 

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