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…

Join Friends of the Crooked River for the River Rat Revelry!

Join Friends of the Crooked River for our annual gathering-the River Rat Revelry Find out where we’ve been and what’s in store for the Cuyahoga River and its friends. Sewers, Dams, WaterTrail, Programs and Projects. When: Tuesday, April 19, 6 – 9 PM Where:…

Reminder: Get your tickets for the Environmental Conservation Dinner!

Don’t forget to join us at the 18th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner on Sat. April 30th from 5:30-9:00pm at the Kent American Legion Hall 1945 Mogadore Rd. Kent, OH 44240 Purchase Tickets Here

Portage Park District Foundation Announces Award Winners

The 18th Annual Portage Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will take place Saturday April 30th and will feature a reception with music, hors d’oeuvres featuring local foods, a buffet dinner, silent auction, and more.  The 2016 Portage County Environmental Conservation Award Winners to be honored…

Astronomy Event at Morgan Preserve March 12

Join our Sky Ranger Guy Gillespie to explore all that the spring sky has to offer! We will take a “tour” of the solar system and its many constellations. If you have your own telescope, bring it along to learn about best viewing practices…

Be part of the LEAP Citizen Science Inventory on iNaturalist

Do you like to explore nature in Northeast Ohio? Submit your findings to the Lower Lake Erie Region Citizen Science Inventory on iNaturalist A growing community of citizen naturalists from around the globe are contributing hundreds of nature observations every day with iNaturalist. You…

Nominations needed for 18th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner

The 18th Annual Portage Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will take place Saturday April 30th and will feature a reception with live music, hors d’oeuvres featuring local foods, a silent auction, a buffet dinner and more. The dinner steering committee is seeking nominations for potential…

Portage Park District Commissioners Appointed to New Positions

The Portage Park District welcomes the new year with new Commissioner appointments. Elected President for 2016 is Elizabeth Tomasko Garner, 1st Vice President Deborah Petrone and 2nd Vice President Charles Engelhart. Elizabeth Tomasko Garner has served on the Board of Commissioners since 2007, she…

HEADWATERS TRAIL IMPROVEMENT MEETING

The Portage Park District is seeking public input regarding improvements to the Headwaters Trail, an  8-mile multipurpose trail from Garrettsville to Mantua.  A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26th, 7:00 pm at the James A. Garfield Elementary School, located at 10207…

The 2016 Wild Hikes Challenge is On!

Do you have a 2016 resolution to lose weight, start exercising or get fit? We have your solution—Start your year off right with the Wild Hikes Challenge–you can keep your resolutions while exploring Portage County and feeling good about yourself! If you finish the…