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 soft pretzels or other local snacks and drinks. Or bring your own lunch or grab a bite from one of the Main Street restaurants and enjoy the space.
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.