The Recreation & Parks leadership team is located at the administrative office. Information for all of the community centers can be dropped off at the main office during normal business hours.
Recreation & Parks Administrative Office
220 South Balch Street, 2nd Floor
Akron, OH 44302
Main Office: 330-375-2804
Cheryl Eaton, Administrative Assistant
Brittany Schmoekel, Manager
Jeff Mourton, Community Center Coordinator
COMMUNITY CENTER SUPERVISORS
Ed Davis Community Center: Robert Dowdell, RDowdell@akronohio.gov
Ellet Community Center: Dianne Schall, DLSchall@akronohio.gov
Firestone Park Community Center: Penny Bomba, PBomba@akronohio.gov
Joy Park Community Center: Austin Clopton, AClopton@akronohio.gov
Kenmore Community Center: Alice Incorvia, AIncorvia@akronohio.gov
Lawton Street Community Center: Francine Blake, FBlake@akronohio.gov
Mason Park Community Center: Whitney Humphrey, WHumphrey@akronohio.gov
Northwest Family Recreation Center: Christie Walsh, CWalsh@akronohio.gov
Patterson Park Community Center: Jeff Incorvia, JIncorvia@akronohio.gov
Reservoir Park Community Center: Interim Supervisor Jeff Incorvia, JIncorvia@akronohio.gov
Summit Lake Community Center: Michael Dowdell, MDowdell@akronohio.gov
Kenneth Patrick Littlejohn, Community Center Safety Liaison
Office: 330-375-2691 | Cell: 330-212-6222
Laurie Chenevey, Community Events Coordinator
Jeff Incorvia, CLC Scheduling
The Recreation & Parks division has park shelter rentals available for a wide variety of functions including anniversaries, birthday and retirement parties, holiday and graduation parties, or bridal and baby showers.
Shelter rentals are available April - October
Please visit the Rentals tab for more information about our facilities and policies.
The Sports and Athletics division oversees the permitting of all city fields and courts, offers youth and adult sport leagues, and assists with coordinating large tournaments. The division also oversees operations for Firestone Stadium, Copley Road Soccer Complex, and the Patterson Ballfield Complex.