Akron Parks and Recreation announces summer months programming for 2022

AKRON, Ohio – Akron’s Parks and Recreation division is internet hosting a summer season entire of free and small price programs for group associates in the coming months.

The lineup includes the common Akron Arts Expo and Style of Akron gatherings, together with summer months camps, health and fitness lessons, musical acts and much more.

“The line-up of gatherings and activities ready for this summertime features a thing for all ages and pursuits,” Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan claimed in a news launch. “Whether you are wanting to awesome off in a metropolis pool, enjoy some reside music, or carry your young children to camp, Recreation and Parks has one thing for you. These no-price and small-cost programming options are so vital to our people, and we want to distribute the word so absolutely everyone is aware of these wonderful opportunities shut to dwelling.”

Akron Arts Expo and Taste of Akron

The Akron Arts Expo is scheduled for July 23-24 at Hardesty Park. The expo options functions by more than 100 juried artists. Flavor of Akron, which features foodstuff samples from nearby places to eat and meals vans, is established for July 21 at Hardesty Park.

Youth summer time camps

Most of the city’s local community centers will present youth summer camps. The camps provide working day-extensive treatment and palms-on ordeals and variety from 7 days-extended themed camps for $40 to eight-week camps for $250. For a comprehensive list of camps or to sign-up, visit the Akron Parks and Recreation division site.

Health and fitness and wellness courses

Absolutely free overall health and wellness classes will be offered at area parks in the course of the summer season. Conditioning in the Parks will get started in June with classes led by Parks and Recreation physical fitness instructors. These courses involve tai chi simple, Pilates and yoga at numerous locations. Leisure bike rides will be available the first Friday of every thirty day period from July-October starting at 6:30 p.m. Commencing areas and routes will be announced on the Akron Parks and Recreation division website.


The city’s swimming pools will be free of charge and open to the community from June 6 through Aug. 20. The city operates two out of doors swimming swimming pools: Perkins Park (899 Diagonal Road) and Reservoir Park (1735 Hillside Terrace). There is no value for entry, but visitors have to sign-up for a totally free open up swim membership. Swimming pools are open up Mondays by means of Fridays from 1-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. Youngsters under age 12 ought to be accompanied by an adult when going to the pool.

Concerts in the Parks

The city’s Concert events in the Parks series delivers absolutely free live shows every single weeknight at unique city parks in the course of summer time. Cancelations due to weather will be posted on the Akron Parks and Recreation division web-site.

Concerts are scheduled for the initially 50 % of summer months from June 6 by July 1 from 7-9 p.m. The lineup is:

  • Mondays: Hardesty Park (1615 W. Marketplace St.)
  • Tuesdays: Firestone Park Group Heart (1480 Girard St.)
  • Wednesdays: Shadyside Park (1240 Kenmore Blvd.)
  • Thursdays: Patterson Park (800 Patterson Ave.)
  • Fridays: Reservoir Park (1735 Hillside Terrace)

Concert events are planned for the next fifty percent of summer months from July 5 by means of Aug. 5 from 7-9 p.m. The schedule involves:

  • Mondays: Lawton Street Community Middle (1225 Lawton St.)
  • Tuesdays: Pleasure Park Community Middle (825 Fuller St.)
  • Wednesdays: Summit Lake Neighborhood Center (380 Crosier St.)
  • Thursdays: Balch Road Health and fitness Heart (220 S. Balch St.)
  • Fridays: Ellet Neighborhood Center (2449 Wedgewood Dr.)

On Friday, Aug. 12, the NEO Jazz Orchestra will complete at Forest Lodge Park.

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