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…

June Birding Programs

Join us to view local birds in Your Portage Parks! Binoculars and Guidebooks available for use during the program Contact us with questions: 330-297-7728 Sunday June 11 6:30pm  Evening Birding Program                          …

New Parks Commissioner Thomas Hrdy

Thomas Hrdy Appointed Park District Commissioner The Portage Park District welcomes its newest Board member. Portage County Probate Court Judge Robert Berger recently appointed Thomas (Tom) Hrdy to the Portage Park District Board of Commissioners to serve a three year term effective April 20th. …

Outdoor Workshops this Summer

W.O.W., Wet And Wild June 19, 20, 21, 2017 Project Wild/Aquatic Wild/Growing Up Wild, Project Wet & Wonders Of Wetlands Workshop Three Days in the Wet and Wild: Project Wild, Growing up Wild, Project Wet, Project Wild Aquatic (K-12) and Wonders of Wetlands, are…

2017 River Day Cleanup May 20th

Come help us Clean up the Cuyahoga River and the Headwaters Trail on Saturday May 20th! Register to help at  www.breakawayexcursions.com/river-day