Rubber City Heritage Trail Meetings to be held on August 22 and August 23

AKRON, Ohio, August 14 – The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, in partnership with the City of Akron; Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study; Knight Foundation; Ohio and Erie Canalway; and Summit Metro Parks, invites members of the Akron community to join in a discussion of the Rubber City Heritage Trail. There will be two community meetings held at separate locations and dates. The first will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at The Old Sanctuary (647 E. Market Street, Akron). The following meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at The Front Porch (798 Grant Street, Akron).

The proposed Rubber City Heritage Trail spans 6 miles through Akron, linking several neighborhoods and historic tire and rubber companies between the City’s East and South Ends via an abandoned railway which is largely owned by the City of Akron. The trail will begin near former Goodyear campus on Market Street in Middlebury, extending toward the University of Akron campus and moving southeast to connect with the Towpath Trail in Kenmore along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Akron residents, business owners, trail users, cyclists, walkers, and runners of all ages are welcome to attend. The purpose of the meetings is to gain feedback from the community on their vision for the trail with aspects such as artwork, lighting, safety, and general comments or concerns. The meetings are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

View the flyer announcement here: Rubber City Heritage Trail Community Meetings

Please direct any questions to Dan Rice at or (330) 374-5657.