Friends of the Parks

Portage Michigan


Become a Caretaker of our beautiful forests and parks performing routine maintenance tasks to keep the Parks in good condition for our community to enjoy. Activities would include:
  • Painting buildings and/or fences
  • Weeding shrub and flower beds
  • Spreading wood chips around trees and planting beds
  • Removing debris from parking lots, sidewalks and play areas
  • Level areas below swings and slides and other landing zones
  • Report loose and missing nuts/bolts on playground structures, benches and picnic tables
  • Report any loose platforms or decking  

As a designated Caretaker, you will get a Portage Parks Caretaker t-shirt to wear while you are working on the grounds. We will provide tools and supplies for each project which you can pick up at the Park office on your designated work day. Just contact us on the form on the right and indicate that you would like to be a Caretaker and the days and times you would like to work. We will have a list of maintenance needs ready for you at the Park office.


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Please let us know by filling out the form below which dates and times you would like to work.
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