Portage Park District Programs

Upcoming Events and Hikes

May 6    5:30-9:00pm                                                                                                                                     19th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Dinner and Awards
Join us to celebrate environmental conservation in Portage County. Nominate an environmental hero——–Environmental Dinner

May 7     7:00-8:30pm     Birding & Binoculars 101                                                                            Join us at Towner’s Woods to learn about proper use of binoculars and try your luck at viewing some spring birds.  Binoculars and Field Guides will be available for use at the program.  Meet in the parking lot at Towner’s Woods.  Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240

May 13    8:30am    Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Berlin Lake Trail                                             Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike on the Berlin Lake Trail from the Route 224 trailhead in Deerfield.  The hike is 4.5 miles round trip.  Meet at the Berlin Lake Trailhead located on Route 224 in Deerfield, East of the Deerfield Circle.    Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

 May 21    2:00-4:00pm     Bike & Pedestrian Count Project                                                          Help the Portage Park District count our trail users.  Sign up to Volunteer at various trail sites in Portage County.  Contact us at admin@portageparkdistrict.org or 330-297-7728 to help out!

 May 21    7:00-8:30pm     Evening Bird Watching Program                                                            Join us at Towner’s Woods for our second spring bird viewing program.  Binoculars and Field Guides will be available for use.  Warblers are out and about this time of year!  Meet in the parking lot at Towner’s Woods.  Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240

May 28    7:00-8:30pm     Evening Bird Watching Program                                                            Join us at Towner’s Woods for our third spring bird viewing program.  Binoculars and Field Guides will be available for use.  Warblers are out and about this time of year!  Meet in the parking lot at Towner’s Woods.   Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240

June 10   8:30am     Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Towner’s Woods                                            Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike into Towner’s Woods on various trails.                                    Meet at the Towner’s Woods parking lot located at 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240                Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

 July 1      8:30am    Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Towner’s Woods to Kent                             Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike from Towner’s Woods to Crain Ave. in Kent.  5 miles round trip.  Meet at the Towner’s Woods parking lot located at 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240        Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

 July 8     8:00am-12:00pm   Headwaters Adventure Race                                                            Run, Pedal & Paddle for Trails & Watershed Conservation!  Register and join us for this exciting adventure race that begins and ends in Mantua Village Park.                                                                   Register at www.portageparkdistrict.org/programs/recreation/

 August 20  10:00am      Butterfly Hike at Towner’s Woods
Come hike with us and members of the Cleveland Natural History Museum to navigate the Butterfly Trail and see what types of butterflies we can find! Nets and viewing boxes provided for catch and release identification.  Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240

 Sept. 17        2:00-4:00pm     Bike & Pedestrian Count Project                                                    Help the Portage Park District count our trail users.  Sign up to Volunteer at various trail sites in Portage County.  Contact us at admin@portageparkdistrict.org or 330-297-7728 to help out!

 Sept. 30        9:00am-1:00pm     National Public Lands Day
Come help the Portage Park District complete an outdoor cleanup or planting project-Contact us if you have a large group that would like to participate 330-297-7728 or admin@portageparkdistrict.org  For individuals or small groups, just show up at our location to help out!

Look for us at these Portage County Area Community Events 

  • River Day Cleanup             Buchert Park  Mantua                 May 20                   9:00am-2:00pm
  • Kent Heritage Festival      Downtown Kent                            July 1                      9:00am-5:00pm
  • Art on the Hill                     Downtown Mantua                      July 8                     10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sweet Corn Festival            Beckwith Orchards Kent           Aug. 5 & 6              11:00am-5:00pm