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Summit Lake Nature Center

Nature Center Hours:

Beginning June 4, 2018:
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Summit Lake Nature Center is located within the Reach Opportunity Center at 390 W. Crosier St., Akron.

The award-winning pop-up nature center includes:

  • Displays
  • A reading corner
  • A small learning lab with discovery scopes and magnifying glasses
  • Staff-led programs

Near the shoreline, tables, swings, umbrellas and grills were installed to help people enjoy the Great Outdoors. These items have been removed for winter, but will return in spring 2018.

The Summit Lake Nature Center was made possible through support from Reimagining the Civic Commons. The project was named 2017's best environmental and interpretive program by the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association. Read more about this honor.

Reimagining the Civic Commons is supported by The JPB Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and local funders.