Berlin Lake Trail Assault

Berlin Lake Trail Assault Deerfield, OH: The Portage Park District was notified by the Portage County Sheriff’s Department of the recent assault of a trail user. “We’re heartbroken to learn of these two incidents on the trail this summer, the only violent crimes we’ve…

Help us plan two new parks

Public planning launches for ‘Tinkers Creek Greenway’ and ‘Kent Bog Expansion’ Portage Park District is now seeking public input to inform plans for creating two new parks on properties acquired in recent years, currently known as the ‘Tinkers Creek Greenway’ and the ‘Kent Bog…

The Park District is Hiring!

Check out our new job opening for a Part Time Maintenance Worker II Public Notices & Employment

Park Prescription program launches

Portage Park District launches community park prescription program Portage Park District recently launched its Park Prescription program, known as Park Rx. The program’s goal is to help the community get healthy and stay healthy while enjoying Portage Parks. Park Rx encourages visitors to use…

Headwaters Adventure Race – July 14

Headwaters Adventure Race – July 14 Race solo or as a 2-person all-phase or relay team Starting at Buchert Park in Manuta, Run 2 miles on the Headwaters Trail, Bike 10 miles on rural roads past nature preserves and preserved farmland, then paddle 5…

Headwaters Trail update

The Headwaters Trail resurfacing project is nearing completion and is open and accessible. Please note: there will be ongoing mowing and maintenance work, so use caution when you see our signs on the trail. Happy Trails to you!

2017 Annual Report is now available

Portage Park District (PPD) is happy to announce that our 2017 Annual Report is available. 2017 was an exciting year for conservation, improvements and engagement! Download a copy of the report and learn about what PPD accomplished last year.

Online Registration for Conservation Dinner is Closed

The Online Registration for the 20th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner is Closed If you would still like to purchase seats for the dinner, please contact the Portage Park District Foundation at 330-678-9127

We are 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  

Register for the Environmental Awards Dinner on April 28

Click here to register April 28, 2018, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Kent American Legion Hall 1945 Mogadore Rd. Kent, OH 44240 The Portage Park District Foundation presents the Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner each year as an opportunity to honor and thank our local environmental…