One of the largest parks in Akron, Reservoir Park is in the Goodyear Heights neighborhood and hosts a pool, playground, community center, basketball courts, tennis courts and baseball fields. A group of neighbors, some of whom were new to each other, applied for and formed the core team working on the park plans. Through an online survey, events and a public meeting, the top three priorities for the park were clear; a trail around the park, a new playground and creation of a new plaza space for gathering and connecting.
The plaza space includes a firepit, large permanent umbrellas, bistro tables and Adirondack chairs
The new trail attracts daily walkers
A natural playground was built with the help of neighborhood volunteers
Grades 3-8 from Spring Garden Waldorf School painted, created art and upgraded the park during a day of service
Many volunteer groups continue to support the park beautification
Additional funding was provided by Northern Ohio Golf Charities