Weekly hikes

offered in park

The Harold Welch Nature Center is located on Route 91, just south of Route 59 in Adell Durbin Park. The Center, a wood building west of the tennis courts, can be accessed from the main parking lot and operates year round.

The Center fosters stewardship of the earth through education and appreciation of nature. Saturday or Sunday afternoon programs are offered year round to the public, including hikes and nature-related presentations.

Naturalist-guided hikes and programs are available to school children and youth groups. Volunteer opportunities exist for all ages, for both short-term and long-term projects. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department office at 330-689-5151.

The following hikes are scheduled:

Nature Center availability -- The Harold Welch Nature Center will be closed June 2, but the facility will be open June 3.

Arboretum Hike -- An Arboretum Hike is scheduled for June 9 at 2 p.m. Hikers can view new leaves and flowers and 100 exotic trees and shrubs, including the weeping cherry tree and magnolias, in the Arboretum.

Creek Life -- This June 16 hike at 2 p.m. will focus on observing the many living things in Walnut Creek. Hikers should find fish, frogs, salamanders, crayfish and many insects. Wear shoes that can get wet.

Edzoocator event -- The Akron Zoo edzoocator will visit the park June 23 at 2 p.m. and bring a few wild friends from nature.

Nature Center open -- The Nature Center will be open June 30.