Mayor Malik Activates Warming Center Sunday through Tuesday

Akron, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2024  —Today, Mayor Malik announced the City of Akron will extend hours at Summit Lake Community Center (380 W Crosier St.) from Sunday, Jan. 14 through Tuesday, Jan. 16 to provide a warming center for residents in need.  Summit Lake Community Center will be open between 8:00am and 7:00pm January 14-January 16. All other City of Akron community centers will be open during their normal business hours for the holiday weekend.  

“With frigid temperatures setting in this weekend, we want to make sure everyone has somewhere to go to keep warm and be out of the elements,” said Mayor Malik. “We will continue to monitor the temperatures in the days ahead and determine if we need to extend these hours. I applaud the efforts of the organizations collaborating on the emergency overnight shelter to keep folks sheltered during the coldest periods at night. We’ve set our hours to correspond with theirs so that no matter the time, residents will have somewhere to go.”  

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 Wednesday, January 17. 

The Emergency Overnight Shelter located at 111 East Voris St. will be open starting this Saturday, Jan. 13 through Monday, Jan. 22. The shelter operates between 7pm and 8am.  

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  


Stephanie Marsh, Director of Communications or 330-256-1191