Release Date: August 6,2020

Akron Zoo to Offer Summit County Community Appreciation Days

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is offering Community Appreciation Days where residents of Summit County can receive free admission as a thank you for their continued support of the Akron Zoo.

Each community has a time period where they can reserve up to four free tickets. The Akron Zoo is currently requiring time ticketing due to COVID-19, so Community Day tickets must be reserved online at Tickets are available to reserve two weeks prior to the start of each community’s visiting dates. Community dates are:

  • Aug. 15 - 28: City of Akron 
  • Aug. 29 - Sept. 11: Cuyahoga Falls, Reminderville, Richfield Township, Richfield Village, Silver Lake, Stow, City of Twinsburg and Twinsburg Township  
  • Sept. 12 - 25: Boston Heights Village, Boston Township, Hudson, Macedonia, Munroe Falls, Northfield Center, Northfield Village, Peninsula and Sagamore Hills
  • Sept. 26 - Oct. 9: Barberton, Bath, Clinton, Copley, Coventry, Fairlawn, Green, Lakemore, Mogadore, New Franklin, Norton, Springfield and Tallmadge

The Akron Zoo has offered Community Appreciation Days since 2001 after the first Summit County-support zoo levy passed.

The Akron Zoo is now open. Current hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $8 per person. Children under two are free and parking is $3. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. For more information visit or call (330) 375-2550.  

Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation zoo with over 1,000 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the zoo strives to connect your life to wildlife while inspiring lifelong learning and conservation action. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.