Downtown beautification is at the forefront of its goals as DAP strives to make sure the Downtown Akron experience is vibrant and appealing.
DAP’s 40 handcrafted Floral Planters each depict a different Akron scene and season. They are found throughout the Downtown footprint, offering visitors seasonal beauty in the Downtown area.
The planters were individually crafted by local landscaper Rick Thomas of R.G. Thomas Landscape and Design, Inc. in Akron, and the artwork on each piece was customized by Dave Thomas, Rick’s brother.
The planters depict Canal Park Stadium, canal boats, the signal tree, flowers from Keep Akron Beautiful parks, the Y-bridge and other images relevant to the area.
Ten additional portable planters were purchased and 30 hanging flower baskets have been added along portions of Main Street. Downtown businesses have also been given an opportunity to adopt a planter.
Through a partnership with Keep Akron Beautiful, DAP sponsors 11 Flowerscape sites that are planned, planted and maintained by Keep Akron Beautiful.