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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

    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

    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. Adult Pickleball Leagues Session 1: Intermediate

    June 7, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    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 for more information.

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  5. Explore Archery for Adults

    June 7, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Schrier Park

    This introductory archery program is for adults interested in learning basic archery skills and safety. Bows and arrows will be provided for those who do not have their own. Maximum 12 participants per class.

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  6. IdeaWorx - Business Incubator: Cottage Food Law 101

    June 7, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Portage Parks & Recreation Building

    Transform your idea into reality by participating in business development programs and services at Portage IdeaWorx. IdeaWorx classes focus on food, arts, and science ideas and help turn your dream into a new business venture. Classrooms and a rentable commercial kitchen (coming soon) will offer a variety of programs in collaboration with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Western Michigan University and MSU Extension. IdeaWorx offers a variety of topics to help launch your new business or grow an existing small business. Are you looking to learn more about selling foods made in your own home kitchen? Discover what it takes to become a Cottage Food Law vendor by taking this workshop hosted by the Small Business Development Center. Learn about Michigan Cottage Food Law licensing requirements and guidelines for preparing and selling cottage foods

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  7. Park Board Meeting

    June 7, 2023, 6:30 PM

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

    1000 MLK Drive

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