Public Notices

Person Walking through woods on trail with deep yellow and orange leaves during Fall

Check here for notices about public bidding for construction projects, permits, and other legal or public notices, as well as current employment opportunities.

Public Bid

Trail Lake Park - Trailhead and Trails Construction Project

The Portage Park District received sealed bids for the above-mentioned project at the office of
the Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St., Suite G-4, Ravenna, OH 44266 on 2:00 P.M. Local Time
Friday, June 19, 2020, the bids were publicly opened and read aloud.

The bid was awarded to:  Woodford Excavating LLC

Bid Tab Results

The Engineer is: Dustin Doherty, P.E. Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc. 250 Old Wilson
Bridge Road, Suite 250 Worthington, OH 43085;

The  work  to  be  performed  as  part  of  this  Contract:  The  installation  of  a  handicapped 
accessible  trail  and trailhead for Trail Lake Park.

Request for Qualifications, Professional services

The Portage Park District is seeking qualified consulting firms to perform landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, surveying, appraisal and environmental services for various operations and capital improvement projects for calendar years 2019-2020. Statements of professional qualifications will be kept on file for selection for projects as needed. 

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Employment Opportunities

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Park District Board of Commissioners position vacancy

The Portage Park District currently has one opening on its governing Board of Commissioners.  Portage Parks  Board members are appointed by Portage County Probate Court Judge Robert Berger who is seeking applications from interested Portage County residents.  Board members are non-partisan and are appointed for a 3-year renewable term, to serve without pay. The Board meets regularly once a month, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.

The Park District is a countywide government agency whose mission is to conserve Portage County’s natural heritage and provide opportunities for its appreciation and enjoyment. Portage Parks manages over 2,000 acres including 16 parks & preserves, 14 miles of hike and bike trails, and 9 miles of equestrian trails across Portage County. Portage Parks General Fund Budget is approximately $1.7 million/year, with revenues primarily generated from a 10-year property tax levy that was approved by voters in May 2014.

To Apply: Send completed cover letter, application, and resume to or Portage Park District 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, OH 44266

Commissioner Application

Commissioner Guidebook  

Park Planning