Cascade Locks Park Association has received a $2,000 grant from Akron Community Foundation to support its operations. Akron Community Foundation President and CEO John T. Petures Jr. announced the grant after it was approved by the community foundation’s board.
Don Gordon, executive director of Cascade Locks Park Association, said the donated funds would be used to update their educational curriculum. “The curriculum will now be able to include content created for adults and content created for children. This will be great for our docents and help the groups they lead get a more insightful glimpse into Akron’s unique and important past,” Gordon said.
The Cascade Locks Park Association’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote the industrial, commercial and cultural heritage of the Cascade Locks Park along locks 10 through 16 of the Ohio and Erie Canal. The Park is an industrial heritage park, which tells the story of Akron’s birth along the canal and the evolution of industry in Akron.
The Cascade Locks Park connects to downtown Akron, providing direct access to nature and recreation along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail with stretches north into the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, For more information, call (330) 374-5625 or visit www.cascadelocks.org.
For information about Akron Community Foundation or to learn more about creating your own charitable fund, call (330) 376-8522 or visit www.akroncf.org.