Portage Park District News & Announcements

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Portage Park District COVID-19 Response

Portage Park District COVID-19 Response

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Here we Grow Again!

(Hiram Township, OH) – Portage Park District recently acquired and has permanently conserved 325 acres in Hiram Township,... more ››

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Dive Rescue Training to be held at Trail Lake Park

(Streetsboro, OH) On February 16, 17, and 18, the Streetsboro Fire Department, in cooperation with the Portage Park... more ››

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Stewardship in Action

Visitors to Trail Lake Park, Towner’s Woods Park, and Dix Park have likely noticed mowing and land clearing activity over the course of the... more ››

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Portage Park District is hiring

Come work with us!

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The Belted Kingfisher

If you have paddled the Upper Cuyahoga River or walked along the path at... more ››

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Time to turn in your Wild Hikes forms!

Wild Hikes Challenge 2020 - Form turn in optionsOnce you have completed your Wild Hikes Challenge, you can turn in your form to us in the... more ››

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Trail Lake Virtual Ribbon Cutting

From our Executive Director, Christine CraycroftOn behalf of Portage Park District, I am happy to welcome you to Trail Lake Park!

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Help us update our Master Plan

We are working to update our Master Plan and we want to hear from YOU! We've created a 10-15 minute survey to get our input on what you... more ››

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Rain Gardens: beautiful and beneficial to the community!

Rain gardens are a practical and functional stormwater quality practice. They are also beautiful! These shallow saucer-shaped gardens slow... more ››

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Bike safety and trail etiquette

photo credit: Denny Reiser

Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

Especially this spring, we yearn to get outdoors and improve our yards and gardens.  We want our environment to be aesthetically pleasing... more ››

Towner's Woods Gazebo construction completed

 The Towner's Woods Gazebo construction is complete. The old Gazebo structure was no longer sound and needed to be replaced, so this was an... more ››

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Trail Lake Park – Trailhead and Trails Construction Project

Trail Lake Park – Trailhead and Trails Construction ProjectAccess the Bid Book and Plans here... more ››

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Trail Lake Park Development

Trail Lake Park Development

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April Board of Commissioners moved to May 4

The April Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for April 20 at 5:30 p.m. has been moved to May 4 at 5:30 p.m. 

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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 ››