Knight Foundation

photo of pump house
KNIGHT FOUNDATION

Summit Metro Parks is getting $785,000 to connect with the community at two of its parks near downtown Akron.

The money from the Knight Foundation will be used to re-purpose the pump house at Summit Lake and a barn in Cascade Valley Metro Park. Both sites will offer community programs, meeting spaces and activities.

Metro Parks Executive Director Lisa King says the goal is to build relationships with the community. 

Knight Awards dance presentation
Tim Rudell / WKSU

Arts projects in Akron are splitting  $743-thousand as part of the latest Knight Arts Challenge Awards. The winning projects were announced Tuesday night. 

photo of the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden
ANDREW MEYER / WKSU

The Akron Art Museum is getting an $8 million gift from the Knight Foundation to add new works and better engage with visitors.

Mark Arehart / WKSU

A new shopping space in downtown Akron set to open next month is betting big on small businesses.

University of Akron Students Get New Way to Go Mobile

Sep 14, 2017
photo of University of Akron bike share
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON/TWITTER

The University of Akron is giving its students access to bicycles to use on and off campus free of charge.

John MacDonald is the director of student recreation and wellness services at UA. He says a new program gives students freedom to go where they choose after signing out a bike.

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