Parks & Recreation Department

The Russel Acton Folk Center was built and owned by a group of volunteers, with the help of many generous donations, in the mid 1980’s. The dream of its namesake, Russel Acton, was to preserve the art of Folk Dancing in Appalachia. Contra Dances are held every fourth Saturday in addition to numerous other dance related workshops and activities.

This facility is now owned by the City of Berea and is available for private rental. Featuring 3,500-square feet of open space, a kitchen, bathroom facilities, covered deck area and a half acre of greenspace, this facility can be used for a number of events including: shows and demonstrations, weddings & receptions, showers, reunions, etc. The cost is based on the total amount of time needed and total number of people.

For reservation information call (859) 986-9402.