Green offering yoga and children’s entertainment at Central Park

There is plenty to do at Central Park in Green this summer.

The park is offering yoga and a children’s entertainment series, along with the farmers market and outdoor concerts

Yoga

New this year to the park are yoga classes 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday morning through Aug. 18. The Green Parks & Recreation Department is partnering with Cleveland Clinic Akron General Lifestyles to offer free fitness in the park. Classes are being led by instructors from Akron General.

Those attending should bring a yoga mat and meet at the amphitheater in the park. Transform classes will take place July 14, 21 and 28. Transform is a form of yoga and pilates involving athletic sport movements. Transform focuses on strength, power, athleticism, muscle lengthening, muscular definition, increased range of motion, increased circulation and improved breathing techniques.

In the case of inclement weather, classes will be canceled.

Children’s entertainment series

A returning event to Central Park this year are the children’s entertainment series, which began June 7.

The free events feature a variety of crowd entertainers at 10 a.m. each Thursday through Aug. 16. Seating is available in the amphitheater for the hour-long performance. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to the park or visit the concession stand in the park. The splash pad is also open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weather permitting.

Events are held rain or shine.

Upcoming performances:

July 5 – The Chardon Polka Band

July 12 – Jungle Bob Animal Show

July 19 – Matt Jergens, juggler

July 26 – Amazon Eric’s Animal Show

Aug. 2 – Theatre 8:15

Aug. 9 – Realm of the Reptile

Aug. 16 – Theatre 8:15

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This story was also published in The Suburbanite. www.thesuburbanite.com