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Akron extends hours at 4 community cooling centers amid extreme heat

Lawton Street Community Center
Lawton Street Community Center(City of Akron)
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 10:54 PM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan announced the city will extend hours at four community cooling centers on June 15 and 16 due to forecasted high temperatures.

[ Heat Advisory: Feels-like temperature over 100 Wednesday in Cleveland (19 First Alert Weather Day) ]

The following Akron community centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.:

  • Lawton Street Community Center at 1225 Lawton St. (330-375-2825)
  • Mason Park Community Center at 700 E. Exchange St. (330-375-2821)
  • Patterson Park Community Center at 800 Patterson Ave. (330-375-2819)
  • Summit Lake Community Center at 380 W. Crosier St. (330-375-2826)

These centers will return to their normal business hours on June 17.

All other Akron community centers will be open to the public during normal business hours to welcome anyone in need of getting out of the heat to cool off.

Here are those other community centers and their normal business hours for Wednesday and Thursday:

  • Ed Davis Community Center at 730 Perkins Park Dr. (330-375-2832)
    • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Ellet Community Center at 2449 Wedgewood Dr. (330-375-2809)
    • 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Wednesday
    • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday
  • Firestone Park Community Center at 1480 Girard St. (330-375-2806)
    • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday
    • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday
  • Joy Park Community Center at 825 Fuller St. (330-375-2805)
    • 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Kenmore Community Center at 880 Kenmore Blvd. (330-375-2812)
    • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday
    • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursday
  • Northwest Family Recreational Center at 1730 Shatto Ave. (330-375-2849)
    • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Reservoir Park Community Center at 1735 Hillside Terr. (330-375-2802)
    • 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday

“The City will continue to monitor for continuous high temperatures and will extend community center hours as necessary,” Horrigan stated.

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