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City Council

  1. City Council Meeting

    June 20, 2023, 7:00 PM
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    Portage City Hall - City Council Chambers

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Bike Expeditions

    May 13, 2023 - October 1, 2023
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    Celebrate the 12th annual Kalamazoo Area Bike Week from May 13 - 20, 2023. Enjoy the many benefits of cycling during National Bike Month by participating in NEW self-guided bike tours in the beautiful City of Portage. Choose one or all adventures and explore at your leisure. This program launches on Saturday, May 13, and continues until October 1, 2023.

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  2. Geo Mystery Tours: SECRET LIFE OF BOGS

    June 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023
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    Portage Parks

    Experience the secret side of bogs and wetlands. Set out on a quest this summer; every other month, a different mystery will be revealed and it’s up to you to uncover the secrets of Portage. Join the story at any time, but all adventures must be completed by the end of the month. An Apple or Garmin device is highly recommended for this program. Beginning GPS coordinates and secret instructions will be emailed to registered participants at the start of each month or within a week of registration. For additional information, please contact Portage Parks & Recreation at (269) 329-4522.

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  3. City Hall Exhibitions: Wild Wetlands: The Secret Life of Bogs

    June 1, 2023, 8:00 AM - September 5, 2023, 5:00 PM
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    City Hall (7900 South Westnedge Avenue)

    Rotating exhibitions that focus on local arts, nature, and history are displayed in the lobby at Portage City Hall (7900 South Westnedge Avenue) throughout the year. These exhibitions are FREE to the public and are open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Experience the secret life of wetlands. Discover how wetlands, like fens and bogs, help the City of Portage combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions. Explore the relationship between wetlands and climate change and find out how you can help protect these natural resources for generations to come.

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  4. School of Fish Day Camp: Little Lunkers

    June 19, 2023, 9:00 AM - June 22, 2023, 1:00 PM
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    Ramona Park & Beach

    Day campers will experience all the joys and benefits associated with fishing and environmental conservation. During this unique adventure, youth will have the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and learn skills needed to make their own fishing memories. Park staff instruction and guidance are provided as youth participate in hands-on activities, and of course, GO FISHING! Maximum of 12 participants per camp. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses will all cover the basics of fishing, including topics such as fish identification & habitat, knot tying & rod rigging, casting skills & safety, catching & rigging live bait, and aquatic conservation. Each session offers different topics based on skill sets and participant ages. This session is for ages 7 - 8.

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  5. John Ball Zoo: Meet & Greet Animal Station

    June 20, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Portage Parks & Recreation Building

    Meet and greet ambassador animals from John Ball Zoo. Learn about animals, their young, and how different animals grow up. Enjoy an up-close encounter with live zoo animals. Space is limited.

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  6. Adult Pickleball Leagues Session 1: Competitive

    June 20, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Ramona Park & Beach

    Presented by Kalamazoo Pickleball Outreach. Find out what pickleball is all about. Pickleball leagues are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 PM at Ramona Park (8600 South Sprinkle Road). Two six-week sessions are offered over the summer for each league. Leagues are offered for recreational, intermediate, and competitive players. Not sure which league fits your skill level? Call Portage Parks & Recreation at (269) 329-4522 or visit portagemi.gov/780/Pickleball for more information.

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  7. Paddlesports Sampler

    June 20, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Ramona Park & Beach

    The Paddlesports Sampler introduces a variety of watercraft activities to aspiring paddlesports enthusiasts. Learn basic skills for kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards through games and fun activities with certified instructors from the American Canoe Association. All the necessary equipment will be provided. Participants should dress accordingly for the weather and the possibility of getting wet. The registration deadline is one week prior to each class. Maximum of 8 participants per class. Ages 8 to adult.

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