Portage Park District News & Announcements

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Commissioner Vacancy for Portage Parks Board

Applicants Sought for Portage Park District Board of Commissioners - The Portage Park District currently has one opening on its governing... more ››

Morgan Park Plans

Morgan Park 40-Acre Addition and Improvement

Morgan Park Addition - Last month the Portage Park District completed the acquisition of a 40-acre addition to Morgan Park (now 544 acres)... more ››

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Guided History Hike at Tinkers Creek Greenway

Please sign up HereTinkers Creek Greenway-New,... more ››

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Now Hiring!

Now hiring for Part Time Maintenance Worker II and Part Time Park Ranger. Please visit our... more ››

Morgan Park


RAVENNA, OH – Morgan Park will be closed due to construction starting the week of August 20, 2018. The Meadow Loop Trail will be resurfaced... more ››


Deerfield, OH: The Portage Park District was notified by the Portage County Sheriff’s Department of the recent assault of a trail user.

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Help Us Plan Two New Parks

Public planning launches for ‘Tinkers Creek Greenway’ and ‘Kent Bog Expansion’Portage Park District is now seeking public input to inform... more ››

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The Park District is Hiring!

Check out our new job opening for a Part Time Maintenance Worker II... more ››

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Park Prescription Program Launches

Portage Park District recently launched its Park Prescription program, known as Park Rx. The program’s goal is to help the community get... more ››

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Headwaters Adventure Race – July 14

Race solo or as a 2-person all-phase or relay teamStarting at Buchert Park in Manuta, Run 2 miles on the Headwaters Trail, Bike 10 miles on... more ››

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Headwaters Trail Update

The Headwaters Trail resurfacing project is nearing completion and is open and accessible.Please note: there will be ongoing mowing and... more ››

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2017 Annual Report is now Available

Portage Park District (PPD) is happy to announce that our... more ››

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Online Registration for Conservation Dinner is Closed

The Online Registration for the 20th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner is ClosedIf you would still like to... more ››

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We Are Hiring!

The Park District wishes to hire Seasonal staff for 2018.Go to our ... more ››

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Register for the Environmental Awards Dinner on April 28

April 28, 2018, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Kent American Legion Hall
1945 Mogadore Rd. Kent, OH 44240
 ... more ››

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Headwaters Trail Improvements Begin

March 2018: Improvements have begun on the Headwaters Trail in Mantua! Over the course of the next few months you may see trail closures in... more ››

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Burton D. Morgan Foundation Grant Enables Continued Development of Morgan Park

HUDSON – Burton D. Morgan Foundation has awarded a grant of $65,900 to Portage Park District Foundation for the continued... more ››

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Portage Park District Is Hiring

The Park District wishes to hire Seasonal staff for 2018.Go to our ... more ››

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Nearly 200 Acres Permanently Conserved in Portage County Through Partnership

Portage Park District and the nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy have permanently conserved nearly 200 acres in Portage... more ››