Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

Summit Metro Parks, Akron Civic Commons, city of Akron and community leaders will dedicate a new shelter at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Summit Lake Park.

The shelter was designed and built by Summit Metro Parks, and will be managed by the city. It was constructed because the community wanted a lakeside location to host picnics, parties and family reunions.

The project was funded by Summit Metro Parks, Ohio & Erie Canalway Association and Akron Civic Commons. Akron Civic Commons is part of the national Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative.

The shelter is at 380 W. Crosier St.