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

Congratulations Commissioner McKinney!

One of our Park Commissioners, Scott McKinney was recently re-appointed to his seat on the Portage Park District Board of Commissioners.  Commissioner McKinney has been a Board Member since 2013 and will continue on with the Park District for 3 more years.

The Park District Staff and Commissioners congratulate Scott and Thank him for his support and service.  We would also like to recognize Portage County Probate Judge, Robert Berger, for his continued support and service to the Park District.

We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2017!

Happy Holidays from Portage Park District!

We Hope you all have Happy Holidays this season!
It’s a great time to bundle up and explore the parks with your loved ones!

Comment on the Parks Master Plan Draft!

The Portage Park District has completed a Final Draft of the Comprehensive Parks Master Plan to guide the District and its use of levy funds over the next ten years.  Led by planning consultant Brandstetter Carroll, Inc., the Master Plan project has included public input through a variety of ways to determine the needs and opportunities for parks, trails and programs across the county.  The project also involved the creation of conceptual park plans to identify appropriate uses and facilities for over 1,000 acres of Park District lands in ten areas that have not yet been opened to the public.

View the Draft plan Here

We welcome your comments-please let us know what you think of our plan!

Contact us with your comments using email, phone or mail:

330-297-7728 Office Hours M-F 9am-3pm

Portage Park District
705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4
Ravenna,OH 44266