AKRON, Ohio — With extreme cold expected to follow this week’s major winter storm, the City of Akron announced that it is activating warming centers on Friday and Saturday. 

Four Akron community centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. through 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. All other Akron community centers will have normal hours. 

City officials said COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

Lawton Street Community Center

1225 Lawton St.
Akron, Ohio 44320

Mason Park Community Center

700 E. Exchange St.
Akron, Ohio 44306

Patterson Park Community Center

800 Patterson Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44310

Summit Lake Community Center

380 W. Crosier St.
Akron, Ohio 44311

Additionally, the Emergency Overnight Shelter located at 111 E. Voris St. will be open both Friday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. until 8 a.m.