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, 2022. 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

» $10 for up to three entries per category

» $5 for up to three Youth entries per category

» FREE, Registration Required

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ICE RINK AT MILLENNIUM PARK

(280 Romence Road)

The Ice Rink at Millennium Park will open for its 22nd season on Thursday, December 2, 2021 and remain open through Sunday, March 6, 2022, weather permitting. This large outdoor refrigerated rink features skate rentals, skate sharpening, snack concessions, restrooms, lockers and an excellent skating surface! Call 324-9200 for more information and current ice rink conditions.

*Ice resurfacing occurs from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on weekends and daily from December 18 - January 2.

December 2 to December 15 & January 3 to March 6

Monday - Wednesday...........................Closed

Thursday & Friday.................................3 - 9 PM

Saturday & Sunday...............................12 - 9 PM

Winter School Holidays: December 16 to January 2

Daily.......................................................12 - 9 PM

December 24 & January 1.....................12 - 5 PM

Christmas Day........................................Closed

Rates

Open Skating...........................................$5

Skate Rental.............................................$3

Skate Sharpening.....................................$5

Skate Card (Expires March 6, 2022) . . . $30

              Ten punches, each good for one:

                     ❄ Open Skate

                     ❄ Skate Rental

                     ❄ Skate Sharpening

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