Parks & Recreation

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

Address: 7900 South Westnedge Avenue

The Parks & Recreation Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Senior Citizen 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, Ramona Park beach 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
If you are interested in utilizing the trail system for your organized walk/run event, please submit an Event Application to our office at least 90 days in advance of your requested event date. For more information, please contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at (269) 329-4522.