🅰️+ MAINTENANCE // Our benches were created 5 years ago to bring functional seating and “destination worthy” sculpture to all regions of Akron. We’ll be retrieving each bench this fall to make some minor repairs, and would like to invite local families and companies to sponsor the repairs and be recognized on the sign displayed next to each A. Please contact us for more details and info about sponsorship tiers. The benches are located at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, International Soap Box Derby, and the Firestone Park Rec Center. We also have a fourth A available for display, and would be happy to entertain any locations you’d like to see it in North or West Akron.
The Destination Akron benches were created by Comunale Sculptural and Jeremy Brandon Jenkins for our project, and represent 1 of 98 unique initiatives we produced across Akron’s 24 neighborhoods in 2017-2018 with support from the Knight Foundation.