Headwaters Adventure Race set for July 8th in Mantua

Run, pedal and paddle for trails and watershed conservation! The Portage Park District Foundation is presenting the Headwaters Adventure Race on July 8th at 8:00 a.m. in Mantua Village as a fun(d)raiser for supporting trail maintenance and conservation projects. The event starts at Buchert Park and includes a 2-mile run on the Headwaters Trail, a 10-mile bike ride … Read more

Thomas Hrdy Appointed Park District Commissioner

The Portage Park District welcomes its newest Board member. Portage County Probate Court Judge Robert Berger recently appointed Thomas (Tom) Hrdy to the Portage Park District Board of Commissioners to serve a three year term effective April 20th. Mr. Hrdy, a recently retired Portage County Department of Job & Family Services employee & licensed social worker spends his … Read more

American Pickers to Film in Ohio in June!

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region in June 2017! If you don’t already tune in, American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, … Read more

2017 Portage Park District Events Calendar

May 7th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Birding & Binoculars 101 – Join us at Towner’s Woods to learn about proper use of binoculars and try your luck at viewing some spring birds. Binoculars and Field Guides will be available for use at the program. Meet in the parking lot at Towner’s Woods. Towner”s Woods Park 2264 … Read more

May Birding Programs at the Portage Park District

Join us at the Portage Park District for our May Birding Programs! Sunday May 7th at 7:00 p.m Birding & Binoculars 101 – Join us to learn about proper binocular use and how to view birds-Warblers are emerging in May! Sunday May 21st at 7:00 p.m. Evening Birding Program Sunday May 28th at 7:00 p.m. Evening Birding … Read more

Portage County is Being Rocked!

You’ve probably heard about the growing trend of painting rocks, unless, of course, you’ve been living under a rock! The Northeast Ohio Rocks! Facebook group is the reason behind painted rocks showing up all over Portage County. It’s a random act of kindness group started in July 2016 by Nancy Powell Pierson. She was inspired by a similar … Read more

Portage Park District Hosts Telescopes 101

Portage Park District invites you to attend our April night program featuring the spring night sky, telescope use and information about identifying stars. Join our Sky Ranger, Guy Gillespie at the Berlin Lake Trail to learn about how to use telescopes and identify stars and constellations on Friday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. We will have a … Read more

Portage Park District Foundation Announces Environmental Conservation Award Winners

The 19th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will take place Saturday May 6th and will feature a reception with music, hors d’oeuvres featuring local foods, a buffet dinner, silent auction, and more. The 2017 Portage County Environmental Conservation Award Winners to be honored at the event include: Dennis Taylor—Environmental Education Education with Passion Larry & … Read more