200 S. Main St. Get Directions
Akron, OH 44308
HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
PARKING : State Street deck, meters on Main St.
Lock Next is one of three public space improvements by Downtown Akron Partnership through support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with the city of Akron and Lock 3
The space is outfitted as an all-ages experience, providing opportunities to relax in a hammock, play with giant construction toys by Imagination Playground,socialize at the retro-fitted shipping container or enjoy a Lock Next beer from Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., a beer shake made with Chill Artisan Ice Cream and Thirsty Dog beer, coffee from Akron Coffee Roasters, a gourmet soft pretzel or other local snacks and drinks.
The space comes with its own whimsical Lock Next Monster created out of re-purposed tires by local artist John Comunale intended for children to climb.