Mayor Malik Extends Warming Center through Friday

Akron, Ohio, Jan. 16, 2024  —Today, Mayor Malik is announcing that the City of Akron will extend hours at Summit Lake Community Center (380 W Crosier St.) through Friday, January 19 to provide a warming center for residents in need. Previously, the city had announced the warming center would be open through today, January 16. Due to the continued frigid temperatures, Summit Lake Community Center will be open between 8:00am and 7:00pm for the remainder of the week. All other City of Akron community centers will be open during their normal business hours.  

“As we’ve continued to monitor the temperatures for the week, it was clear that the warming center is still needed through at least Friday,” said Mayor Malik. “We’ll evaluate again as we get closer to the end of the week in case we need to further extend the hours. I encourage anyone in need to make use of the warming center. All are welcome!”   

Unless otherwise specified, the center will return to normal business hours starting Saturday, January 20. The city’s warming center has seen up to 35 folks at a time utilizing the space over the past weekend underscoring the need for this city service.

The Emergency Overnight Shelter located at 111 East Voris St. will be open 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