Friends of the Parks

Portage Michigan

Welcome to Friends of the Parks in Portage!

The Portage Friends of the Parks

The Portage Friends of the Parks is a newly formed group of the Portage Parks Board organized to provide support and volunteer opportunities to assist with park projects and events that benefit and promote our outstanding Portage Park system. The Board works on activities to promote family, health and educational oriented events to increase the quality of life in the community and create awareness of our natural park assets.

Our Mission

To create volunteer opportunities for Portage residents to become involved in family and health oriented events conducted by the City of Portage and Park Board.


  • Recruit volunteers through various mediums including the “Portager” and speaking with various area organizations and schools.
  • Develop a database of volunteers and their areas of interest.
  • Communicate with Park Board and Event Coordinators on required volunteers.
  • Contact and schedule volunteers to work at events.
  • Manage volunteers at each event.
  • Liaison with City of Portage to share volunteers.

Become a
Friends of the Parks Charter Member

Join by December 31, 2018 and become a Charter member complete with your Gold Membership card and your name on an engraved Member Plaque at Celery Flats Historic Park. Build the Portage Parks into a premier asset for our community. Support our forests, lakes, and wildlife for your family to enjoy together. As a member you will get  discounts; the “Nature Explorer” newsletter;  annual Member’s Picnic invitation;  volunteer opportunities and more.