Veterans Memorial Park
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- Bike Trail
Location for Commemorative Ceremonies
Veterans Memorial Park was created with the assistance of local Veterans Organizations, which provided the resources to construct a beautiful veterans memorial for commemorative ceremonies. Located along Library Lane, Veterans Memorial Park is easily accessible from the Portage District Library parking lot.
Dedication & Layout
Veterans Memorial Park was dedicated on November 11, 2005. The memorial is 40 feet and consists of five separate stones, four flagpoles, lighting and landscaping features. The V-shaped center stone, at a height of seven feet, displays emblems of the:
- Air Force
- Coast Guard
- Marine Corps
Engraved on stones placed on either side of the center stone are various quotes honoring those who served in the United States Military which can be viewed along the brick walkways in front of each stone.
Donations & Bricks
Individuals and businesses who donate have the option of having a brick engraved in honor of a veteran or with the name of the sponsor. It is estimated that over 1,100 bricks have been used in constructing the walkways.
The trails, in addition to the bike trails, are specifically walking/nature trails.
Pets are allowed except where posted. Posted areas include: playground and Ramona Park beach. Pets must be restrained on a 6-foot or retractable leash, inoculated for rabies and never left unattended. Persons in charge of or in control of pets on park property shall be responsible for clean up and removal of excrement deposited by such pet.
Alcohol is prohibited in all parking areas.