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  1. Photo Contest

    October 1, 2020 - June 14, 2021 @ Portage Parks

    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. Visit the Parks & Recreation Events page at for full category descriptions and complete contest rules.

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  2. Geo Mystery Tours - May: History Hunt

    May 1, 2021, All Day @ Portage Parks- a new location will be revealed each month

    This is Geocaching with a twist! Hunt for adventure in the Portage Parks system. A different mystery is revealed each month and it’s up to you to uncover the answers. For more information and to register visit and click on the purple Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals button. Join the story at any time, but all adventures must be completed by the last day of the month. Participation is FREE (registration is required).

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