Akron Parks Week 2019 celebrates the playful and historical parks across Akron. From June 8 to 15, you can join hundreds of community members in volunteer opportunities, events (from fitness and painting classes to game nights and workshops), and celebrations at parks throughout the city.

Give back to your public spaces by helping clean, paint, mulch, maintain, and more. Eleven community parks in Akron are hosting volunteer events—including Lock 3 and one park in every City of Akron ward. FREE volunteer t-shirt and refreshments, a volunteer appreciation event and a discounted ticket to Rubber Ducks game on Saturday, June 15 are all part of Akron Parks Week!

Saturday, June 8

Sunday, June 9

2:00pm to 4:00pm

VOLUNTEER at:

Click a park to sign up.

 


If you are having trouble signing up, please email GNyburg@akronohio.gov with the park and number of volunteers that you would like to sign up for. If you need to talk to someone, call 330-217-8438.


Play. Live.

You can also enjoy these programmed activities in the park! Join your neighbors to play in the park!

Monday, June 10

3:00pm to 7:30pm   
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!

Waters Park

  • Shuffle Board Instruction (3:00pm to 6:00pm)
  • Pickleball instruction at the tennis courts
  • Meditation at the amphitheater (bring a yoga mat or blanket) (5:30pm)

6:00pm

Hardesty Park

  • Yoga in the park (6:00pm)
    YOGA MOVED TO NORTHWEST RECREATION CENTER
  • Murfies Law (Old School Rock n’ roll) concert in the park (7:00pm - 9:00pm) 
    WILL GO ON!

Tuesday, June 11

6:30pm

Stoner Hawkins Park

  • NEW: Ultimate Frisbee
  • Nutritional and personal training demo
  • Game night(corn hole, three legged race, egg toss, hula hoops, etc.)

Wednesday, June 12

4:30pm

Goodyear Heights Public Square

  • Educational talk in the Gazebo
  • Family Yoga in the green space

 


6:30pm

HEreford park

  • Dance Party!

6:30pm

Heintz Hillcrest Park

  • Creative planting: Registration Required. Space is limited.
  • Pickleball instruction at the tennis courts

Thursday, June 13

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Joy Park

  • MOVIE POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER!  NEW DATE: TUESDAY JUNE 18
  • GAMES AND ACTIVITIES WILL CONTINUE, INSIDE THE COMMUNITY CENTER
  • Games and Movie in the Park (Hotel Transylvania 3 starts at 8:30pm)
  • Concessions will be available by Joy Park Federation

6:00pm

Lisa Ann Park

  • ALL ACTIVITIES MOVED INSIDE: SAM SALEM CLC
  • Theater activity with Kenmore Kreative (near the playground)
  • Yoga in the park


 

Friday, June 14

5:30pm-7:30pm

Davenport Park

  • Music (DJ), corn hole and chalk art
     


 

Saturday, June 15

11:00am – 4:00pm

Slosson Park

  • Learn Chess
  • Bubble Making
     
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Lock 3

Kids Fest! All Akron Parks Week volunteers are invited to “after hours” at Kids Fest (just for park volunteers and Kids Fest volunteers!). Come for complimentary snacks, play on the ninja course or inflatables, exchange your t-shirt for a different size and be part of a video to air during Akron Parks Week 2020. Kids Fest runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm for the general public.

6:00pm

Canal Park

Doors open! Your FREE volunteer t-shirt gets you a discounted ticket for just $5 at the Rubber Ducks game on Saturday, June 15, complete with a group photo on the outfield after the game. Game starts at 7:05pm and ends with Fireworks!