Parks Programs & Events

The Portage Parks system is multi-faceted with activities and opportunities for families and people of all ages.  Parks enhance the quality of life in Portage by providing recreational and social benefits.  Whether you are  a resident or visitor, a variety of recreational opportunities are available for your enjoyment. To view additional information or register for any of these Parks & Recreation events or activities, click on the purple registration button to the right

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Ramona Park Beach

8600 South Sprinkle Road, 1/2 mile south of East Centre AvenueRamona Park - Break In Party 065

Ramona Park beach is the premier public beach in Kalamazoo County, offering a sandy swim area with lifeguards, boat rentals, concessions, picnic areas, fishing dock, beach volleyball, playground, changing rooms and much more! 

Vehicle permits for entry into Ramona Park can be obtained on site, near the park entrance during regular beach hours. Season passes can be acquired at Portage Parks & Recreation (7900 South Westnedge Avenue) beginning May 1. (Proof of residency required to receive resident annual pass.) 

Open Daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

May 24 - 27
May 31 - June 2
June 7 - September 2 

Beach Area Admission Rates 

City of Portage Residents.....................FREE! (Proof of residency required.)
Non-Resident Daily Permit...................$10
Non-Resident Annual Permit................$45
Group Bus Daily Permit........................$50 

Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Rentals 

Open daily on beach operating dates, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All watercraft: $12 for first hour, $5 each additional 30 minutes, $36 flat rate for 4-6 hours. 

Life jackets included. 

Art Hop "South" and Recycled Art in the Park

To register as an Artist for Art Hop or to participate in the Recycled Art in the Park contest click the below documents. 

Art Hop Artist Registration 

Recycled Art in the Park Contest Information



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