Recreation is on the GO!

IMG_4943It’s time to explore Akron!  Just because our activities don’t have a place to call home, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be exploring there.  Let’s get out and see what out city has to offer - restaurants and parks and playgrounds and trails all over Summit County are waiting for you.

Recreation Is On The GO!

Campfire Series

Join us every quarter for fellowship and fun while gathering around the fire. Each season, we will host a fun activity at a variety of locations as an opportunity to create new friends or re-connect with an old one.

Upcoming Campfire Series dates. Additional information to come.


Full Moon Walks

What a beautiful sight it is to see the full moon peeking over the horizon!

Join the Recreation staff each month as we explore different trails and walking paths to find the best view of the majestic moon.  Walks will take place on or near the full moon cycle.

Transportation is not provided and there is no charge.

Upcoming walks:

Tuesday November 28
- Beaver Full Moon Walk at 4pm at Munroe Falls Metro Park (521 S River Rd. Munroe Falls)

Park at the first parking lot by the old concession stand. We will be walking around the lake on the pavement. Easy with some hills.  Bring a flashlight and let's see if we can catch the moon over this beautiful lake.  This walk is about a mile long and approximately 1 hour. 

No pre-registration is required.

Stay tuned for details on our upcoming walks (on or around the dates listed):

  • DECEMBER 26 - COLD MOON (no organized walk this month)
  • JANUARY 25, 2024 - WOLF MOON
  • JUNE 21 - STRAWBERRY MOONfull moon schneider
Leisure Riders

Riding a bicycle is a fun, healthy, low impact form of exercise that people of all ages can do!leisure bike ride With the efforts of making Akron a bike friendly city, we would like to introduce the Leisure Riders.  Join a Recreation & Parks staff person on a weekend bike ride throughout various trails and paths in Akron.  Each outing is a pre-determined route that will allow you the opportunity to ride with old friends or create new riding buddies.

Outings take place between May-September and are weather permitting.  Bring your own bicycle!

Next ride will take place in 2024.

Please continue to check back for additional details on upcoming rides.

"Let's Do" Bus Trips

The “Let’s Do” series offers monthly opportunities to jump on the Recreation bus and explore different avenues of greater Akron.  Sometimes we shop, sometimes we eat, and sometimes we just hang out with an old friend or connect with a new friend!

Pick-up and departure locations will vary from each community center and pre-registration is necessary.  Space is limited.

Cost ranges from $0-$5 per trip.
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Next events (space is limited so sign up soon) - Register here for a trip

Let's Do the annual Holiday Tree Festival - Thursday November 16.  Come join in the fun of viewing these beautifully decorated trees at the John S Knight Center. What a great way to get into the holiday spirit! We will have lunch at Lockview Restaurant in downtown Akron and have a chance to shop at the Peanut Shoppe. All expenses are on your own.  We will depart from Kenmore Community Center (880 Kenmore Blvd., Akron).) at 10:30 AM and will return back to the community center approximately at 2:30 PM

Let's Shop all Things Akron - Saturday December 2.  We will depart from Northwest Community Center (1730 Shatto Ave., Akron.) at 11:30 AM in the passenger van. Our first stop will be Rubber City Clothing and then on to Don Drumm Studio....get your holiday shopping done or grab a present for yourself! Our last stop is for a later lunch at Akronym Brewery, so plan accordingly! All expenses are on your own. We will return back to Northwest Community Center approximately at 3:30 PM

Let's Do Holidays at Hower House - Friday, December 8.  The bus will depart from Northwest Community Center (1730 Shatto Ave., Akron) at 11:30 AM and Kenmore Community Center (880 Kenmore Blvd., Akron) at 11:45 AM. Enjoy a tour of the festive Hower House (the cost will be $5, pay at the door). Akron's Hower House, listed in the National Register of Historic places, will present "Holiday in Bloom". All 3 floors will be available for viewing the beautiful holiday decorations and displays. (Please note there is no elevator or handicap availability so for those unable to walk to the 2nd & 3rd floors, a video presentation will be available.) Once we have completed the tour, we will stop at Barley House to enjoy some lunch. All cost is on your own. We will return to the community centers around 3:30 PM

Let's Do Holiday Lights - Wednesday December 13.  Do you love holiday lights?  Do you enjoy being outside?  Do you like hearing stories about Akron?  Join us as we take a trip to see local holiday light displays. The bus will leave Northwest Community Center (1730 Shatto Ave., Akron) at 5:00 PM and Ellet Community Center (2449 Wedgewood Dr., Akron) at 5:15 PM then travel downtown to meet Sonia, from Downtown Akron Partnership, while we walk and tell stories and interesting facts about Akron while viewing the historical Akron Christmas windows.  Afterwards, we will reboard the bus to Lake Anna and along the way, see some of Kenmore Boulevard's beautiful lights.  Once we are at Lake Anna, you can take a walk around the lake to enjoy all the colorful light displays. Wear some comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.  Any costs are on your own. We will return back to the center around 8:00 PM.


Lock Bottom Social Club

The Lock Bottom Social Club is open to anyone that likes good food, music and great conversation!

  • Every Wednesday evening starting in June and running until August, the group will meet at a designated downtown restaurant between 5:00 - 7:00 PM for some social time.
  • Make your way to Cascade Plaza (1 W. Mill St., Akron) where we will enjoy some of Akron's best bands for LIVE and LOCAL. Music will be from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
  • This is a casual come and go as you are available. We would love to see you. This is a way to help support our downtown area restaurants and Akron programing.
  • Come alone or bring some friends - everyone welcome
  • No registration required. All expenses are on your own.

We are looking forward to next year’s season for Lock Bottom Social Club!
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