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


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(280 Romence Road)

The large outdoor refrigerated rink features skate rentals, skate sharpening, snack concessions, restrooms, lockers and an excellent skating surface!  

In an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of city staff and patrons, the Millennium Park Ice Rink will remain closed while COVID-19 numbers remain steady in the region.  We understand and recognize the desire to open the ice rink and will continue to monitor the virus spread.  We will re-evaluate the closure as conditions change.  Thank you for your patience as we work through the pandemic together.

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