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Parks & Recreation

  1. City Hall Exhibition - One-Room Schoolhouse

    May 7, 2021, 9:00 AM - June 25, 2021, 4:00 PM @ Portage City Hall

    Rotating exhibitions are featured in the atrium at Portage City Hall (7900 South Westnedge Avenue) throughout the year and focus on local arts and history. The exhibitions are FREE to the public and are open Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM. An exhibit to feature the historic One-Room District #8 Schoolhouse also known as Prairie Edge School built in 1856. Don’t miss these previously unpublicized large-scale images of what days were like during these times.

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  2. Portage Farmers Market

    May 9, 2021, 10:00 AM - October 24, 2021, 2:00 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    The Portage Farmers Market opens May 9 and will run through October 24, every Sunday from 10 AM – 2 PM. Browse local vendors offering fresh produce, meat, eggs, fruits, baked goods, flowers, crafts, gifts, and more! Vendors interested in participating may contact Portage Parks & Recreation at 329-4522. For more information or to check vendor offerings, go to farmersmarket.portagemi.gov or visit us on Facebook @PortageMarketMI.

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  3. Kid's Try-It! Sports

    June 15, 2021, 10:00 AM - July 20, 2021, 12:00 PM @ Oakland Drive Park

    Summer is the time to try new things! We have a great opportunity for your little ones, ages 4-5 & 6-7, to have a hands-on experience with sports activities. For six weeks, children will experience a new and different sport through fun drills and games each week! In addition to practicing the basics of each sport, kids will learn sportsmanship, teamwork and to try, try again! To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button by June 8. Space is limited, maximum of 10 children per time slot.

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  4. Kid's Try-It! Arts

    June 17, 2021, 11:00 AM - July 22, 2021, 12:00 PM @ Schrier Park

    Summer is the time to try new things! We have a great opportunity for your little one, ages 4-5 & 6-7, to have a hands-on experience with art activities. For six weeks, children will experiment with new and different styles of art! Let the creativity flow with colors, shapes and lines. With art play, kids will also learn self-expression, focus and to try, try again! To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button by June 8. Space is limited, maximum of 10 children per session.

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  5. School of Fish Day Camp - Little Lunkers

    June 21, 2021, 9:00 AM - June 24, 2021, 1:00 PM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Day campers will experience all the joys and benefits associated with fishing and environmental conservation. During this unique adventure, youth will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors and learn skills necessary to start their own fishing memories. Professional instruction and guidance is provided as youth participate in many hands on activities, and of course... GO FISHING! The registration fee includes a fishing rod. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button. The registration deadline is two weeks prior to the camp start date. Beginner anglers will learn: » Fish Identification & Habitat » Knot Tying & Rod Rigging » Casting Skills & Safety » Tackle Crafting » Fishing Games » Catching & Rigging Live Bait » Shoreline Fishing » Much More!

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  6. Movies in the Park - Jumanji: The Next Level

    June 25, 2021, 9:00 PM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    Looking for something to fill your Friday nights? Look no further than Movies in the Park! All shows start around 9 PM (or shortly after depending on sunset). The sounds of the movie are piped right into your car! Either watch from your car or bring chairs to sit outside your vehicle. Be sure to bring your favorite movie snacks! Parking starts at 7 PM.

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  7. Great American Campout

    June 26, 2021, 3:00 PM - June 27, 2021, 10:30 AM @ Ramona Park & Beach

    The National Wildlife Federation “Great American Campout” returns to Ramona Park! Reserve your site today for the whole family – spaces are limited for this classic summer experience. Enjoy s'mores and other campfire snacks plus dinner and breakfast (included in the price). Swim at the beach, make leaf etchings, and enjoy other family-friendly activities. To end the evening, enjoy a bonfire or Ranger-led night hike. Watch the sun rise over the lake or join in a scavenger hunt on Sunday morning prior to checkout. This event requires you to provide your own tent. Call Portage Parks & Recreation at 329-4522 if you need to rent a tent. Check-in and camp set-up will begin at 3 PM on Saturday, June 26 with check-out on Sunday, June 27 by 10:30 AM. Restrooms will be open during this event. Scholarships are available. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button by June 16.

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  8. Portage Young Birders Academy

    June 27, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Eliason Nature Reserve

    Break out the binoculars. It’s time to go birding! This program is designed for 3rd - 5th graders to investigate the world of ornithology. Each month, in a different Portage Park, an expert will engage the young birders in basic birding and interactive lessons about the different aspects of living as a bird in Portage. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov prior to each class.

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  9. Adult Fall Softball - Co-Ed & Men's

    June 28, 2021 - July 24, 2021

    Join us for a seven-week fall softball season, Mondays through Thursdays beginning the week of August 9. A minimum of 4 teams are needed to run a division. Game duration will be 60 minutes and have earlier start times beginning in September to adjust for the diminishing sunlight. Registration opens on June 28 with a registration deadline of July 24. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button.

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