Portage Park District Foundation Seeks Nominations for the 21st Annual Environmental Awards Dinner on April 27

The Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner steering committee is seeking nominations, due by March 7th, for awardees to be honored at the event. Nominations for this year’s awards will be considered based on their contributions to Portage County’s environment through education, green business, green building/development, stewardship or environmental activism. Visit the Portage Park District’s website at Portage Park District to … Read more

Portage Park District Installs Restrooms at Four Locations

The Portage Park District is celebrating an important milestone in growth, the installation of four restroom facilities, at locations throughout the county, thanks to funding provided by park district levy funds approved by voters in 2014. Locations that received the restrooms were Dix Park, Morgan Park, Shaw Woods and the Headwaters Trail at the Route 700 trailhead. The facilities … Read more

Portage Park District Seeking Applicants for Park District Board of Commissioners

The Portage Park District currently has one opening on its governing Board of Commissioners. Park District Board members are appointed by Portage County Probate Court Judge Robert Berger who is seeking applications from interested Portage County residents. Board members are non-partisan and are appointed for a 3-year renewable term, to serve without pay. The Board meets regularly once … Read more

Morgan Park to Close Week of August 20 for Improvements to the Meadow Loop Trail

Morgan Park will be closed due to construction starting the week of August 20th . The Meadow Loop Trail will be resurfaced to become a handicapped accessible trail. This improvement is made possible through a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. The grant also includes a small butterfly garden and interpretive signage. The Portage Park District will be installing … Read more

Berlin Lake Trail Assault

The Portage Park District was notified by the Portage County Sheriff’s Department of the recent assault of a trail user. “We’re heartbroken to learn of these two incidents on the trail this summer, the only violent crimes we’ve ever had in our parks”, said Christine Craycroft, executive director.  The Sheriff’s office is handling the investigation … Read more