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.
Along with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 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, 2021. 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
RAMONA PARK BEACH
(8600 South Sprinkle Road, 1/2 mile south of Centre Avenue)
RAMONA BEACH ADMISSION FEE IS WAIVED FOR
CITY OF PORTAGE RESIDENTS IN 2021!!!
Ramona Park Beach offers a sandy swim area with lifeguards, kayak, canoe & paddleboard rentals, concessions, picnic areas, fishing dock, 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 - 7 PM
» Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 - 31
» June 4 - 6
» June 11 - August 29
» Labor Day Weekend, September 3 - 6
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
Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboard Rentals
Open daily on beach operating dates 10 AM - 6 PM
» $12 for first hour
» $5 each additional 30 minutes
» $36 flat rate for 4-6 hours
» Life jackets included