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City Of Akron Activates Warming Centers Beginning Today

Akron, Ohio, January 21, 2022 — Effective today (Friday, January 21) and continuing through Sunday, January 23, and again from Tuesday, January 25 through Saturday, January 29, the City of Akron will be extending hours in four community centers to provide warming centers for residents who are in need. All other City of Akron community centers will be open during their normal business hours and anyone can come in during those times as well to warm up.

The following centers will be open between the hours of 8:30 AM and 10:00 PM, January 21 - 23 and again from Tuesday, January 25 through Saturday, January 29:

Lawton Street Community Center 1225 Lawton Street Akron, OH 44320 330-375-2825

Mason Park Community Center 700 E. Exchange Street Akron, OH 44306 330-375-2821

Patterson Park Community Center 800 Patterson Avenue Akron, OH 44310 330-375-2819

Summit Lake Community Center 380 W. Crosier Street Akron, OH 44311 330-375-2826

COVID -19 precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of visitors and employees. These provisions include:

  • Limited attendance based on maximum occupancy of the facility rooms.

  • Stay in family groups.

  • Use social distancing and maintain at least six feet between individuals in all areas of the facility.

  • Wear a mask or face covering while in the facility.If a visitor has a temperature or exhibits signs of illness, the visitor will immediately be referred to an EMT for off-site medical attention.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the facility including the entrance and exit areas.

  • Community center spaces will be cleaned and sanitized

The City will continue to monitor for continuous frigid temperatures and will extend community center hours as necessary. Unless otherwise specified, the centers will run on normal business hours on Monday, January 24 and then return to their normal business hours indefinitely starting Sunday, January 30, 2022.

The Emergency Overnight Shelter located at 111 East Voris St. will be open tonight, Friday, January 21 through Wednesday, January 26 from 7:00pm-8:00am.

The Emergency Overnight Shelter is a community partnership between The Peter Maurin Center, Summit County Continuum of Care, and Community Support Services and provides food, shelter, and clothing. You can find more information about their services at

For further information, contact: City of Akron Press Office Phone: 330-375-2311 E-mail:


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