Local residents have never been this close to a free trip to the Akron Zoo.

Summit County Community Appreciation Days are back. They will be Sept. 4-9 for Reminderville residents and Sept. 11-16 for Twinsburg and Twinsburg Township residents, but tickets are required.

Free tickets are available from Aug. 20-Sept. 3 at Reminderville Village Hall and Aug. 27-Sept. 10 at Twinsburg Township Hall, 1790 Enterprise Parkway; Twinsburg Government Center, 10075 Ravenna Road; and the Akron Zoological Park, 500 Edgewood Ave.

A limit of four tickets per household can be obtained while supplies last.

Parking is not included. Cost for parking is $3 per car. The Akron Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information about Community Appreciation Days, call 330-375-2550 ext. 7249.