In 2020, the City of Akron launched a community wide assessment of its community centers to determine which facilities were most in need of improvements and what specific upgrades residents wanted to see.
Ed Davis was one of three facilities deemed to be the most in need of significant repair
The City held a facility assessment for Ed Davis, Patterson Park, and Reservoir Park Community Centers
A virtual community engagement session for each center was held in February 2021
Improved Technology & Equipment
Community Movie Night
Bigger Outdoor Playground
Tutoring & Counseling
Senior Citizen Programming
E-Sports & Media Room
Based on resident feedback, the City of Akron has planned the following major upgrades to Ed Davis Community Center. These upgrades will create a better space for all residents for years to come.
* Images are representations and final designs and renovations are subject to change.
• Construction is scheduled to break ground in Winter '23 with scheduled completion of Spring '24
• Initial cost estimates for the upgrades are $9.4M in ARPA funds & CDBG Funds
"Creating and maintaining fun, safe, accessible public spaces is necessary for any community to thrive. The upgrades at both Ed Davis Community Center and Perkins Pool will revitalize these spaces for our residents to enjoy for years to come. By taking the community’s thoughts, feedback, and ideas into account during the planning process, we’ve ensured that these spaces will meet the community’s needs and wants.”