I went to downtown Akron today to check out the Innerbelt National Forest. It is a little plot of land (roughly 30 m x 30 m) in downtown Akron, next to the former Innerbelt and the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
There are some sitting areas, a "sandbox", a stage/ampitheatre , a game/dining area.... and of course some trees.
It is just a concept, a pilot project, an idea of getting some green into downtown. Hopefully it has shown the City of Akron (& the State of Ohio) that it is possible and NECESSARY to get some greenspace / park area / community area into downtown. What will they do with the actual innerbelt land? What can they? Some forward thinking cities are building tiny home villages for the homeless, as well as a support services building. Is this close enough to transportation and other services they need. Could they build and awesome Food Rescue kitchen in this space?
Her are the rest of my pics. I also looked at the beginning of the Towpath Trail