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. 

Upcoming Events


Winter Programs Promise Outdoor Fun


Historically, the month of January is the coldest and snowiest month of the year and provides great opportunities for outdoor fun!  So, come outdoors and join the nearly 7,000 people who participate in these winter recreation programs sponsored by the Portage Parks and Recreation Division.  


Call (269) 329-4522 for additional program details. 




Traditional Holiday and Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 6                     ● 7:00 p.m.


Snowshoe Nature Hike at West Lake Nature Preserve

Saturday, January 17                       ● 2:00 p.m.


Winter Jamboree at Milham Park Golf Club

Saturday, January 31                       ● 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Winter Snow Party at Oakland Drive Park

Saturday, February 7                       ● 12:00-3:00 p.m.


Snowshoe Nature Hike at Schrier Park

Saturday, February 14                     ● 2:00 p.m.

Bring your Valentine sweetheart!