Portage Park District COVID-19 Response
The Portage Park District is concerned about ensuring the health and safety of all our park patrons during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our parks and trails remain open and we encourage the public to enjoy the great outdoors to support physical and mental health while continuing to follow the guidance of our health experts to maintain social distancing. To discourage unnecessary public interactions, we have suspended our educational programming and special events until further notice.
Our park maintenance staff continue to monitor and clean our facilities, however, most of our small administrative staff will be working remotely. The Park District administration offices on Oakwood St. in Ravenna will be open on a variable schedule only and by appointment as needed; we apologize for any inconvenience and encourage the use of email, phone and social media interaction to connect with us. We ask that completed Wild Hikes Challenge forms, permit applications and job applications are mailed or scanned and emailed in the interim.
In an effort to help fill the gap of activities and learning opportunities from school and community program cancellations, our creative public engagement staff will be posting to our website and Facebook page some virtual nature lessons and suggestions for how you can continue to enjoy and learn about the natural world on your own, and share your discoveries and questions with others.
We wish the best of health and resilience to all as we all weather this storm in different ways and we look forward to resuming our park programs and events as soon as is prudent this spring.
Thank you for your understanding and support, be well!