When your children want to play soccer but your yard isn’t big enough for their “mighty kicks” or you are tired of watching them circling around the driveway in their bikes, you make a list of metro parks with fields and share with friends who might also be looking 😉
There are many other amazing parks in our area but these are our top 6. They are relatively close to one another. So if one is too crowded for your family, you can get back in the car and drive to another park.
Treaty Line Area
995 Treaty Line Road, Akron, OH 44313
Smaller Soccer field, but we love it. Great for picnic there’s a parcours trail if you feel like hiking. This is actually one of my favorites short hike, when I feel adventurous.
Big Bend Area
1337 Merriman Road, Akron, OH 44313
Large field, train tracks (no trains right now but when they are running again you can catch the CVRS passing by), trails and path for bike.
Lone Spruce Area
1350 Sand Run Parkway, Akron, OH 44313
Great for picnic. It’s smaller but quite private if you get there first to reserve your spot. We did a birthday party there for my daughter and it was pretty awesome!
Copley Community Park
3232 Copley Road, Copley, OH 44321
There are a few larger field at CCP. Great for running around, walking trails, and just to enjoy a picnic with family.
Bath Community Park
1615 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Akron, OH 44333
Great big fields, trails and path for biking, and picnic.
The Octagon Shelter CVNP
801 Truxell Road, 1.5 miles west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula, OH 44264
Amazing large field to run around. Very close to all other CVNP trails and the ledges. Weekend could be very crowded though.