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 for a full list.

PHOTO CONTEST

Along with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Portage Parks & Recreation is seeking submissions of photos from all seasons. Winning photos will be selected from four categories: Seasonal Changes; Outdoor Recreation; Flora, Fauna & Wildlife; and Youth (14 years and under). Photos must be taken in a City of Portage park by June 14, 2021. Limit three entries per category, per person. Photos will be judged by a panel of area photography professionals with prizes awarded for first, second and third place in each category. Entry costs are $10 for up to three entries per category, except Youth; $5 for up to three entries in the Youth category (i.e., maximum $30 for nine entries). Prizes: 1st - $75; 2nd -$35 and 3rd -$25 for each of the four categories.  Please read the official contest rules. Good Luck!

» October 1 - June 14

» FREE

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RAMONA PARK BEACH

(8600 South Sprinkle Road, 1/2 mile south of Centre Avenue)

RAMONA BEACH ADMISSION FEE IS WAIVED FOR

CITY OF PORTAGE RESIDENTS IN 2021!!!


Ramona Park Beach offers a sandy swim area with lifeguards, kayak, canoe & paddleboard rentals, concessions, picnic areas, fishing dock, beach volleyball, playground, changing rooms, and more!

Vehicle permits for entry into Ramona Park can be obtained on-site near the park entrance during regular beach hours. Proof of residency is required to receive a resident annual pass.


Hours of Operation: 10 AM - 7 PM

» Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 - 31

» June 4 - 6

» June 11 - August 29

» Labor Day Weekend, September 3 - 6


Beach Area Rental & 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

» Beach Lounge Chair Rental. . . . $5 for 2 hours 


Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboard Rentals

Open daily on beach operating dates 10 AM - 6 PM

All watercraft: 

» $12 for first hour
» $5 each additional 30 minutes
» $36 flat rate for 4-6 hours
» Life jackets included

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