Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:41

"Warming Center" Hours Extended Through Saturday

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The cold isn't going anywhere, so the City of Akron has extended hours for four local community centers throughout the city that have been converted into "Warming Centers" for those stuck outside in the dangerous cold. 

Below is the press release from the City of Akron, including a statement from Mayor Dan Horrigan: 


Akron, Ohio, January 2, 2018 – Effective today (Tuesday, January 2) and continuing through Saturday, January 6, the City of Akron will be extending hours in four community centers to provide warming centers for residents who are in need.

“As we continue to face temperatures in the teens and single digits, we will be extending the operating hours of our community centers throughout this week in order to provide our residents with a warm place to drop in and escape the cold,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said.

The following centers will be open between the hours of 8:30 AM and 10:00 PMJanuary 2 - 6, 2018:


Mason Park Community Center

700 E. Exchange Street

Akron, OH 44306



Patterson Park Community Center

800 Patterson Avenue

Akron, OH 44310



Summit Lake Community Center

380 W. Crosier Street

Akron, OH 44311



Lawton Street Community Center

1225 Lawton Street

Akron, OH 44320



The City will continue to monitor for continuous frigid temperatures and will extend community center hours as necessary.  Unless otherwise specified, the centers will return to their normal business hours starting Sunday, January 7, 2018.

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