2016 Portage Park District Events

May 15    1:00-4:00pm   Fun & Fitness Day

Bring the Kids to the Garrettsville Village Park for Fun & Fitness Day with free activities

1pm-Safety Presentation

2pm-Ronald McDonald Show

2:45pm- 1 mile hike on the Headwaters Trail with Park District Staff

Garrettsville Village Park

10482 South St. Garrettsville, OH 44231

 

May 17   6:30pm  Wild Hikes Challenge Presentation

Stop at the Reed Memorial Library to get information about our Wild Hikes Challenge Program-Learn how to get fit and enjoy the beauty of Portage County!

Reed Memorial Library Basement Meeting Room

167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266

 

May 20-22 Bike & Pedestrian Count Project

Help the Portage Park District count our trail users.  Sign up to Volunteer at various trail sites in Portage County.  Contact us at info@portageparkdistrict or 330-297-7728 to help out!

 

June 10  3:00-4:00pm Towner’s Woods Hike to the Hopewell Mound

Celebrate the Ohio Chautauqua this year in Portage County-Take a hike with us at Towner’s Woods in Kent to the Towner Mound & learn about Hopewell Indian Culture. For other Chautauqua events this week, check the website. Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240

 

June 11  8:30am Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Franklin Connector

Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike from the Franklin Connector Trailhead in Franklin Township heading west.  The walk is up to 5 miles round trip, or turn around at Spell Rd. for a 2.6 mile round trip.

Meet at the PORTAGE Hike & Bike Trail Franklin Connector Trailhead

Corner of Hudson and Judson Rd. in Franklin Township, Portage County

Call Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

 

June 18  7:15-9:15pm  Portage Trail Walkers Berlin Lake Trail Moonlight Walk

Join the Portage Trail Walkers for a moonlit hike on the Berlin Lake Trail.  4.5 mile round trip.

Kirkbride Rd. Trailhead off of Route 14 in Deerfield Township, Portage County

Call Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

 

July 2   8:30am  Portage Trail Walkers Hike: PORTAGE Hike & Bike Trail

Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike from the Cleveland Rd. Trailhead to Peck Rd. in Ravenna.  5 mile round trip.

Meet at the PORTAGE Hike & Bike Trail Cleveland Rd. Trailhead, across from480 Cleveland Rd., Ravenna.

Call Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

 

July 9   8:30am   Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Headwaters Trail

Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike from Buchert Park in Mantua to Asbury Rd. in Hiram Township.  6.7 mile round trip.

Meet at Buchert Park on High St. in Mantua.

Call Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

 

July 16 8:00am-12:00pm   Headwaters Adventure Race

Run, Pedal & Paddle for Trails & Watershed Conservation!  Register and join us for this exciting adventure race that begins and ends in Mantua Village Park.  For more info, go to www.portageparkdistrict.org/programs/recreation/

 

July 27 6:00-7:30 Portage Park District Info Session & Hike at the Portage County District Library

Learn about the Park District Master Plan and how to Exercise Your Mind through hiking and reading.

Portage County District Library 

10482 South St. Garrettsville, OH 44231
Sept. 24   National Public Lands Day
Come help the Portage Park District complete an outdoor cleanup or planting project-Contact us at 330-297-7728 or info@portageparkdistrict.org
Oct. 8      Towner’s Woods 40th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate the heritage of our most popular park, Towner’s Woods.  More details about the event to follow!
Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240

 

Look for us at these Portage County Community Events!

 

May 20-22    Bike & Pedestrian Counts-PORTAGE Hike & Bike Trail and Headwaters Trail locations

May 21         Camp Hi Canoe & Kayak Race-Camp Hi Canoe Livery, Hiram Township

July 2             Kent Heritage Festival-Downtown Kent

July 9             Art on the Hill-Downtown Mantua

Aug. 6&7       Sweet Corn Festival-Beckwith Orchards, Kent

Sept. 17         Ravenna Balloon-A-Fair Parade Float