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Portage Creek Bicentennial Park

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  1. Bike Trail
  2. Fishing
  3. Grill
  4. Picnic Shelters
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Playground
  7. Restrooms
  8. Trails


The “backbone” of the Portage park system, Portage Creek Bicentennial Park (PCBP) was the official city project to honor the nation’s 200th birthday. Spanning over 200 acres, PCBP is a linear facility that runs between the City Centre Area and the northern city limits at Kilgore Road, connected by a 3.5 mile multi-use trail. In total, PCBP has over 8 miles of hiking and biking trails with several opportunities to view scenic Portage Creek.

Parking is available at the Lover’s Lane Trailhead, just south of Kilgore Road, at the main entrance on Milham Avenue just west of Lover’s Lane and at the Celery Flats Historical Area at Garden Lane.

Entrances & Addresses

  • North Entrance (Lovers Lane Trailead):
    424 E Kilgore Road
    Portage, MI 49002
  • Main Address
    910 E Milham Avenue
    Portage, MI 49002
  • South Entrance (Celery Flats)
    7335 Garden Lane
    Portage, MI 49002

Portage Creek Bicentennial Park Small Map North Entrance
North Entrance

Portage Creek Bicentennial Park Small Aerial Map - Main Entrance
Main Entrance

Portage Creek Bicentennial Park Small Map South Entrance
South Entrance


  • BBQ Grills (Main, South)
  • Biking Trails (All)
  • Fishing (All)
  • Picnic Tables (Main, South)
  • Play Equipment (Main, South)
  • Restrooms (All)
  • Shelter (All)
  • Walking/Nature Trails (Main, South)


Pets are allowed except where posted. Posted areas include: playground and Ramona Park beach. Pets must be restrained on a 6-foot or retractable leash, inoculated for rabies and never left unattended. Persons in charge of or in control of pets on park property shall be responsible for clean up and removal of excrement deposited by such pet.


Alcohol is prohibited in all parking areas.