Parks Programs & Events

The Portage Parks system is multi-faceted with activities and opportunities for families and people of all ages. Parks enhance the quality of life in Portage by providing recreational and social benefits. Whether you are a resident or visitor, a variety of recreational opportunities are available for your enjoyment. To view additional information or register for any of these Parks & Recreation events or activities, click on the purple registration button to the right for a full list.

Portage Parks Photo Contest

Portage Parks & Recreation is seeking submissions of photos from all seasons. Winning photos will be selected from four categories: Seasonal Changes; Outdoor Recreation; Flora, Fauna & Wildlife; and Youth (14 years and under). Photos must be taken in a City of Portage park by June 14, 2022. Limit three entries per category, per person. Photos will be judged by a panel of area photography professionals with prizes awarded for first, second, and third place in each category. Entry costs are $10 for up to three entries per category, except Youth; $5 for up to three entries in the Youth category (i.e., maximum $30 for nine entries). Prizes: 1st - $75; 2nd - $35 and 3rd - $25 for each of the four categories. Please read the official contest rules. Good Luck!

» October 1 - June 14

» $10 for up to three entries per category

» $5 for up to three Youth entries per category

» FREE, Registration Required

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Ramona Park Beach - Think Summer!Ramona Park - Break In Party 065

(8600 South Sprinkle Road, 1/2 mile south of Centre Avenue)

Ramona Beach Admission fee is waived 
for City of Portage residents in 2022!

Ramona Park Beach offers a sandy swim area with lifeguards, kayak, canoe & paddleboard rentals, concessions, picnic areas, fishing docks, beach volleyball, playground, changing rooms, and more! Vehicle permits for entry into Ramona Park can be obtained on-site near the park entrance during regular beach hours. Proof of residency is required to receive a resident annual pass.

Hours Of Operation: 10 AM - 8 PM

    » Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 - 30

    » June 3 - 5

    » June 10 - August 28

    » Labor Day Weekend, September 2 - 5


Beach Area Rental & Admission Rates

    » City of Portage Residents. . . . . . . FREE! (Proof of residency required)

    » Non-Resident Daily Permit. . . . . . .$10

    » Non-Resident Annual Permit. . . . . $45

    » Group Bus Daily Permit. . . . . . . . . $50

    » Beach Lounge Chair Rental. . . . . . $5 for 2 hours

    » Beach Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $5 for 2 hours (Kan Jam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball)


Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboard Rentals: Open daily on beach operating dates 11 AM - 6 PM

All watercraft:

    » $12 for the first hour

    » $5 each additional 30 minutes

    » $36 flat rate for 4-6 hours

    » Life jackets included.

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