Alert: Portage Park District to fill cracks along paved trails and parking lots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2017 Press Contact: Andrea Metzler, Public Engagement Coordinator Portage Park District (330) 297-7728 ametzler@portageparkdistrict.org Portage Park District to fill cracks along paved trails and parking lots RAVENNA, Ohio – On Monday, October 16, Portage Park District will begin to…

Three guided bog hikes for National Public Lands Day

In celebration of National Public Land Day, the Friends of the Kent Bog are teaming up with the Ohio Department of Natural Areas and Preserves (DNAP) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to sponsor a series of interpretive hikes in three Portage County wetlands on…

Asphalt Maintenance

Various parking lots and asphalt trails will be closed temporarily while undergoing pavement preservation. Contractors recently treated them with a bio-based product made in Ohio called Biorestor, instead of petroleum based sealers, and we’re following up with crack sealing.  Thanks for your patience!  

Seneca Ponds and Jeddo Station Eagle Scout projects

Life Scout Mason Seachrist, Troop 252 of Kent Project location: Seneca Ponds Mason’s project was to identify a section of the trail and determine material types and amounts needed to adequately resurface the section. Once he completed his assessment, Mason obtained and installed the…

Morning Bird Program July 21

Start your day off right! Join us for a morning birding program at Towner’s Woods. Your guide, Leann Whyte will meet you in the parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Binoculars and field guides will be available for participants to use during the program. Towner’s…

Park District Foundation Juried Arts & Crafts Sale

The Portage Park District Foundation is looking for artists to submit their work in a juried arts and crafts show held December 7th & 8th, 2017 3:00-8:00pm at the Downtown Gallery, 141 East Main Street, Kent, OH 44240.  Artists must complete the online entry…

July Board Meeting and Budget Public Hearing

Portage Park District 2018 Budget and July Meeting Notice The July Meeting for the Board of Commissioners of the Portage Park District has been changed to Monday July 10th at 5:30pm.  At this meeting, there will be a public hearing to adopt the 2018…

Harold Walker – In Memoriam

We say goodbye to another dedicated environmentalist and Portage Park District supporter this week, Harold Walker passed away on June 20. In Kent, he focused much of his energy on environmental causes. An active member of the Kent Environmental Council, he founded the Friday Morning…

Edith Chase-In Memoriam

Edith Chase, a local scientist, environmentalist and Park Supporter passed away recently.  Mrs. Chase was a great contributor to the Portage Park District for many years and supported our mission of conservation and providing opportunities for people to enjoy the beauty of Portage County….

Summit Metro Parks Gorge Dam Public Meeting

Gorge Dam, What’s Next, A Public Meeting Date:  June 27 Time:  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Place:  Natatorium of Cuyahoga Falls, 2345 Fourth Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 A public meeting for interested stakeholders and members of the public.  The public will get an…