We are Hiring!

Want to join our team?

We are hiring for several seasonal positions this year.

Maintenance Worker I

Natural Areas Technician

Check out our Employment Page for more details!

Nominate a Portage County Environmental Hero!

Portage Park District Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Awards Dinner

The 19th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will take place Saturday May 6th 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 awardees to be honored at the event. Nominations for this year’s awards will be considered based on their contributions to Portage County’s environment through education, green business, green building/development, stewardship or environmental activism.

Nominations should include the nominee’s name and contact information along with a paragraph describing their contribution to Portage County’s environmental conservation.
Visit the Dinner page to download Nomination forms, Sponsorship forms and Silent Auction Donation forms
2017 Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner

Send nominations by March 17th to:
Portage Park District Foundation
705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4
Ravenna, OH 44266
or email portageparkdistrictfoundation@gmail.com

Fundraising proceeds will benefit the Portage Park District Foundation’s mission to support our local parks and green spaces.

The dinner will be held May 6th at the Kent American Legion, 1945 Mogadore Road from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call the Portage Park District Foundation at (330) 678-9127 for more information.

2017 Events

          Visit our Upcoming Events Page                          to see what we are up to in 2017!


The 2017 Wild Hikes Challenge is On!

Get your 2017 started right-Take the Wild Hikes Challenge!
Hike 8 of our trails before Dec. 31st to earn a hiking staff and/or a 2017 commemorative medallion
We also offer an Accessible Challenge for anyone who uses an assistive mobile device or has limited mobility–We want everyone to get outside and enjoy the wonder of nature!
Even if you don’t hike all the trails, this is your chance to get out and explore Portage County.

Download the forms here

2017 Wild Hikes Challenge Form

2017 Accessible Wild Hikes Challenge

Park District Seeks Board Commissioner

The Park District is in search of applicants to fill a seat on our Board of Commissioners

The Portage Park District currently has one opening on its five member governing Board of Commissioners. Park District Board members are appointed by Portage County Probate Court Judge Robert Berger who is seeking applications from interested Portage County residents.
Board members are non-partisan and are appointed for a 3-year renewable term, to serve without pay.
The Board meets regularly once a month, with additional special meetings scheduled as needed.

The Park District is a countywide government agency whose mission is to conserve Portage County’s natural heritage and provide opportunities for its appreciation and enjoyment. The Park District manages over 1,500 acres with five open parks and 14 miles of hike and bike trails across Portage County. The Park District recently adopted a ten-year Comprehensive Master Plan to guide operations and development. The District’s General Fund Budget is approximately $1.6 million/year, with revenues primarily generated from a 10-year property tax levy that was approved by voters in May, 2014; additional funds are received from private donations and grants.

Go to our Public Notices and Employment page for more information