Burton D. Morgan Foundation Grant Enables Continued Development of Morgan Park in Shalersville

Burton D. Morgan Foundation has awarded a grant of $65,900 to Portage Park District Foundation for the continued development of the 504-acre Morgan Park in Shalersville Township. At one time, the Foundation’s founder, Burt Morgan, purchased the land with the intent to develop an international airport. The land remained undeveloped and went to Burt Morgan’s estate upon … Read more

Portage Park District Foundation Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Awards Dinner

The 20th Annual Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will take place Saturday, April 28th from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Kent American Legion Hall, 1945 Mogadore Road and will feature a reception with live music, hors d’oeuvres featuring local foods, a silent auction, a buffet dinner and more. The dinner steering committee is seeking nominations … Read more

Nearly 200 Acres Permanently Conserved in Portage County Through Partnership with Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Portage Park District and the nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy have permanently conserved nearly 200 acres in Portage County. The organizations partnered in leveraging grant funds to permanently protect 189 acres of high quality natural areas in the City of Streetsboro, an area under continued development pressure. The project, referred to as the Tinkers Creek Greenway, is comprised … Read more

Heritage Farms Teddy Bear Christmas Trees

Ask us about our Teddy Bear Trees! Proceeds from the sale of Heritage Farms Teddy Bear Trees will be used to buy martingale collars and kennel beds for the National Great Pyrenees Rescue kennel, New Beginnings, in Springfield, Ohio and to provide food and other supplies for Rubber City Rescue in Akron, Ohio. Heritage Farms, 6050 … Read more

The Portage Park District Appreciates Your Support

It’s been another busy year! By its end, the Portage Park District will have acquired another 433 acres of land, including 1.5 miles of future hike and bike trail corridor. We’ve made great strides in the maintenance and repair of park infrastructure and in natural areas stewardship through invasive species management and tree plantings. We’re … Read more

Peninsula Community Christmas Bazaar

The Peninsula Community Christmas Bazaar is a holiday sale featuring handmade, up-cycled, re-purposed and vintage items, bakery, antiques and crafts, with a focus on past or present residents of Boston Township, Peninsula, 44264. It’s the ultimate shop local experience! We’ve gathered over 40 local artists and vendors to create this holiday shopping event just for … Read more

Portage Park District Hosts NASA Solar System Ambassador for Cassini Mission Presentation on November 18

On November 18th at 5:00 p.m., the Portage Park District is partnering with NASA Solar System Ambassador, David Dailey, to offer a short presentation on the Cassini mission to Saturn. The presentation is free and will take place at Morgan Park, 8828 State Route 44, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. If you are planning to attend, please call 330.297.7728 to reserve … Read more

Fall Fairy Visits and Special Guests at Pumpkin Pandemonium at Heritage Farms

Fall activities, hay rides, pumpkins, gourds, straw bales, corn stalks and other harvest decorating needs are available thru Sunday October 29th. Special Guests! Music: Brent Kirby: October 14th, 15th & 28th from 11:00 am -1:00 pm Fairy Visits: Autumn the Pumpkin Fairy: October 14th & 21st from 10:00 am-12:00 noon The Spider Fairy: October 14th & 15th from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Face Painting: with … Read more