Portage Park District is Hiring!

The Park District wishes to hire Seasonal staff for 2018 Go to our Employment page to see the full job descriptions, application instructions and downloadable forms Job Titles Available: Seasonal Maintenance Worker I Seasonal Natural Areas Technician

Nearly 200 acres permanently conserved in Portage County through partnership

Portage Park District and the nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy have permanently conserved nearly 200 acres in Portage County. The organizations partnered in leveraging grant funds to permanently protect 189 acres of high quality natural areas in the City of Streetsboro, an area under…

Portage Park District Foundation Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale

The Portage Park District Foundation is pleased to present an arts and crafts sale featuring the work of 34 artists.  The “Nature’s Store Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale” will be held December 7 and 8, 3-8 p.m., at the Downtown Gallery located at 141…

Now recruiting volunteers for 2018!

Volunteering just takes a few steps to get started! Click here to review opportunities and then:  1. Fill out our online application 2. Once you have completed an online application, you will need to attend a short orientation to learn about how our volunteer…

Cassini mission to Saturn presentation at Morgan Park

Saturday, November 18, 5 – 6:30 p.m.  Morgan Park, 8828 State Route 44, Ravenna, OH 44266 PROGRAM CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Sign up here! Join NASA Solar System Ambassador, David Dailey for a short presentation on the Cassini mission to Saturn. You will have a chance…

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…