City Plans to Double Parks Project Spending in 2020

Dec 30, 2019

Akron officials released a road map for $329 million in infrastructure projects and equipment purchases.

The 2020 Capital Investment and Community Program is noticeably heavier than usual on parks and recreation spending, which accounts for only 2% of the overall capital budget but has now doubled since Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan produced his first capital budget in 2017.

Parks-related proceeds for 2020 include $345,000 for an outdoor swimming pool, $200,000 for soccer fields, $300,000 more in Parks Challenge grants and $1 million toward a sweeping $8.1 million revitalization of Summit Lake.

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