Colleen and I were at Akron’s famous Hamburger Festival at Lock 3. While enjoying some of the fare from Eat N Park, we made our way onto the lawn where others were sprawled out on beach towels and lawn chairs.
We listened to the cover band (I can’t recall the name but they had a ska sort of feel) and watched others dancing to the music.
Once the band was on its final stretch of its last song, Colleen and I made our way over to the “lock” part of Lock 3. I wasn’t aware, but apparently the lock was at one time functional. Not only that, but it was also a boat yard and dry dock.
Lock 3 was constructed in the early 21st century so Akron’s citizens could enjoy some green space. Some time later, there was a pottery shop where the O’Neil parking garage now stands.
Currently, as most people know, it is used to house events like concerts, festivals, and other city events. In the winter, it is converted into an ice skating rink.