Portage Park District News & Announcements

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Portage Park District COVID-19 Response

Portage Park District COVID-19 ResponseUpdate 3/31/20: PORTAGE PARK DISTRICT REMAINS OPEN, URGES... more ››

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Board of Commissioners March meeting cancelled

The Portage Park District Board of Commissioners has canceled its March 30 meeting. The next meeting is slated to take place on April 20 at... more ››

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Portage Parks launches remote education programs

In response to a need for social distancing, Portage Park District launched its remote education programming this week. The programs will... more ››

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Programs suspended in response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines to reduce public exposure of the virus, the Portage Park District is suspending all... more ››

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Portage Park District permanently conserves 89 acres in Portage County

Portage Park District has conserved over 89 acres in Kent and Streetsboro, bringing the park district’s total conserved acreage to over 2,... more ››

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2020 Board of Commissioners' meeting dates announced

Dates for the 2020 Board of Commissioners' meetings have been announced and can be found... more ››

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Park Rx Winter Series Announced

This winter, we are introducing a 4-part series of Park Rx (prescription for parks) focused on indoor activities that will explore health... more ››

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Requests for Proposal

The Portage Park District is requesting proposals for the following projects:

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Portage Park District announces fall program calendar

Portage Park District launched its fall program calendar this week with a variety of programs and workshops for all ages and ability levels... more ››

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Current Projects

Check out current projects that are out to bid and requests for proposals... more ››

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Practice safe paddling

It's always important to prepare for activities by reviewing safety guidelines. Portage Park District encourages all paddlers to practice... more ››


Are You Passionate About Pollinators?

Author: Jennifer White, Education Program Coordinator

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Prescribed Fire at Portage Park District

Author: Bob Lange, Natural Areas StewardNaturally occurring fires, often in combination with other disturbances, have always played a role... more ››

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Portage Parks Announce Perfect Pooch Partypalooza on May 11

Ravenna, OH - The Portage Park District Foundation (PPDF) and the Madonio Family Animal Welfare Trust (MFAWT) are hosting a public party at... more ››

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2018 Annual Report is now available

2018 Annual Report Our 2018 Annual Report is now available for download. If you would like a hard copy, call 330-297-7728 or email... more ››

Environmental Awards Dinner

Portage Park District Foundation announces awardees

The 21st Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will take place Saturday, April 27 from 5:30-9 p.m.

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Nominate an environmental hero

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to improving Portage County’s quality of life through natural resource... more ››

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Request for proposals & qualifications

The Portage Park District recently released several Request for Proposals and Request for Qualifications. Visit our... more ››

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Register for the Headwaters Adventure Race!

Register now for the 2019 Headwaters Adventure Race!  Race Date: July 13, 2019... more ››

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Winter in Portage Park District

What happens in the parks when the temperatures drop?Author: Bob Lange, Natural Areas Steward