Seasonal Recreation


The Parks & Recreation Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Services offers year-round seasonal recreation opportunities. With each season come new opportunities and events in which to participate. Enjoy the late summer beauty at any Portage Park.  Fall is a great opportunity to view the autumn colors along the Portage Creek Bicentennial Parkway.  After the autumn colors have faded, there are plenty of outdoor opportunities for you to enjoy winter in Michigan. 

Check out the 2014 Summer Recreation Brochure and program information! 

Upcoming Events

Ramona Park Beach Open!

Ramona Park Beach offers a sandy swim area with lifeguards, picnic areas, fishing dock, beach volleyball, concessions, playground, changing rooms and much more! Vehicle permits for entry can be purchased on site near the park entrance during regular beach hours.

 Monday - Thursday  12 noon - 7 p.m. 
 Friday - Saturday & Holidays  10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 OPEN DAILY:  May 23 - 26
   May 31, June 1
   June 7 - September 1

 City Resident Daily Permit..... $5
 Non-Resident Daily Permit..... $10
 City Resident Annual Permit... $25
 Non-Resident Annual Permit... $45
 Group Bus Daily Permit......... $50
      (for 15 or more people)  

Get Active Portage! 2014

A Celebration of Health and Wellness In Our Community

- Youth Triathlon

- Health Fair

- Kayak Demos

Bring your family and enjoy the fun and information that will be at Ramona Park on August 9.  Click here for additional information.


Walk/Run Events

Portagers are encouraged to participate and support these community fundraisers held at Celery Flats and Bicentennial Trail:

Date Event Website
September 13 Peacock Strut
September 21 Walk to End Alzheimer's