In 2020, the City of Akron launched a community wide assessment of its pool facilities to determine which facilities were most in need of improvements and what specific upgrades residents wanted to see.
Held in person events at Summit Lake Farmers Market September 2020
Held virtual review with Council members
Received 500 responses to a community survey
Based on resident feedback, the City of Akron has planned the following major upgrades to Perkins Pool. These upgrades will create a better space for all residents for years to come.
• Perkins Pool is scheduled to break ground on renovations this fall.
• Initial cost estimates for the Perkins Pool upgrade are $5.5M
• Anticipated completion is Summer 2023
"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.”