Upcoming Events
Portage Parks
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Happy Spring

Experience the daily changing natural wonders in your parks and trails. Join us at one of the many opportunities below. 
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Portage County
Environmental Conservation Awards Celebration
April 21, 6-9:00 pm

Last call to reserve your spot at this fun event for a great cause, honoring our local environmental conservation heroes. Live music, silent auction, local food appetizers, dinner buffet.  Our Guest Speaker Gordon Ober, Chair of the Robinson Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees will talk about "Healthy Parks, Healthy People". Click here for more information and online registration

Join us in honoring this year's Environmental Heroes   

Reverend William Graham-Stewardship  

Director and Pastor, Asbury Camp and Retreat Center


Ron Etling - Environmental Education
Retired Science Teacher, Naturalist


Dr. Gordon F. Vars-Environmental Activism (posthumous)  

Founder of Friends of Kent Bog


Community Action Council of Portage County

Green Building/Development

Energy Efficiency & Housing Services Program


Robinson Memorial Hospital-Green Building/Development

Green Strategies Committee and Initiatives


Sand Hill Stable-Green Business

Green Energy and Sustainable Land Management


Dr. Tom S. Cooperrider-Lifetime Achievement

Professor, Writer and Researcher of Botany

Sky Ranger Astronomy Programs

Join our volunteer "Sky Ranger" and explore the night skies.   
Friday April 20th 6:30 pmMake your own planisphere--a sky wheel to help you find constellations, followed by a viewing at Dix Park.
at the Park District office, 705 Oakwood St. Ravenna.  Please register ahead by calling 330-297-7728

Saturday May 26 8:30 pm: Check out the night skies with volunteer guides and telescopes from the
Berlin Lake Trail bridge in Deerfield. Please register ahead by calling 330-297-7728
May is National Bike Month
Group ride planned for PORTAGE Hike and Bike Trail
Our friends at the Portage Cyclery are hosting a ride on the PORTAGE Hike and Bike Trail, Saturday, May 5th, starting at 10:00 a.m. The ride starts at the Lake Rockwell Rd. trailhead near Beckwith Orchards and will go to the Ravenna Athletic Center and back. They are providing refreshments, giveaways and prizes, and will be requesting donations to the Portage Park District Foundation to support trail maintenance. Registration is required. 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to assist with road crossings. Please contact Bill Volchko at Portage Cyclery for more information, to register for the ride, or if you'd like to help. Let's Hit the Trail!
Cuyahoga River Day Celebrations 
May 19 throughout the day

Join us at the Morgan Preserve for a tour of the wetlands restoration project at 1:00.
Click here for the full schedule

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Wednesday, May 23rd  6:30 pm
Hike at the Morgan Preserve

Join the Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio to explore the Park District's Morgan Preserve, which is usually not open to the public. Call the Park District office to register (330) 297-7728.

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Headwaters Adventure Race  
Save the Date: July 14, 2012, Mantua Village
registration opens in mid-May

Run, Pedal and Paddle for trails and watershed conservation! 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! please contact the Park District to learn how you can help: info@portageparkdistrict.org 
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Hope to see you out in the parks~
Christine Craycroft
Portage Park District