Parks & Recreation



Director: William Deming
Phone: (269) 329-4522
Email: Parks & Recreation

Address: 7719 South Westnedge Avenue

The Parks & Recreation Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Services oversees 17 park sites located throughout the City of Portage; manages the protection of natural and physical city assets and provides recreation, cultural and leisure programs for resident enjoyment.  The department manages the popular Celery Flats Historical Area, the Bicentennial Park Livery and the Millennium Park Ice Rink.  Numerous rental facilities are available to residents, schools and groups for a variety of events including weddings, banquets, graduations and meetings.  If you are interested in rental facilities or need more information on the many park and recreation opportunities Portage has to offer, please contact us.

Portage Parks and Recreation Highlights:

  • 17 individual park properties
  • Over 900 acres of protected land for public use
  • Park space on several lakes and along scenic Portage Creek – a rare urban cold water trout habitat
  • Three parks dedicated to nature preservation and enjoyment
  • Excellent recreation facilities located throughout the city
  • Unique facilities such as a refrigerated outdoor ice rink, skate park, historic museum and fishing piers
  • Miles of multi-use, hiking and nature trails
  • Popular summer and fall adult softball leagues
  • Park Ranger program to ensure the integrity of the system
  • Lifeguarded summer beach operation