Park Friends Groups

As part of the Akron Parks Challenge, we will work with the 2 selected parks to build support networks or "friends groups" around each park. These communities will be at the forefront of designing what THEY want in their public spaces and we will continue to support their work in sustaining a vibrant neighborhood space. Our goal is to create a network of friends groups for city parks that we will support and connect to resources and funding to ensure vibrant public spaces for generations to come.

We also want to work with all Akronites interested in supporting their neighborhood park! Regardless of if you are selected for the Akron Parks Challenge, there are ways we can help you make improvements to your park, activate your park and get started in establishing a Friends group around your park!  Please contact or go to Your Park to let us know which park you're interested in.