In Commons with Summit Lake

“Rice tells the story of how the one bench at Summit Lake faced away from the water. Here is the largest lake in the city, where marathon runners should be routed, and it long has been viewed as a liability. So the Civic Commons engaged residents to ask, essentially: How can we join in turning that bench around?”

For his final editorial at the Akron Beacon Journal, Michael Douglas shines a light on Akron Civic Commons and the collaborative transformation of Summit Lake.


Image credit: Tim Fitzwater