-Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (adopted July 2019) 

 City of Portage

Parks and Open Spaces

The City of Portage has a total of 18 parks and 3 open spaces with 12 of those containing play structures.


Blue Star Park

100 West Slifer Street


 - 2.3 acre wayside park located on Hwy 51 and Slifer Street. Home of the Portage Veteran’s Memorial, Killed in Action Memorial and hosts the City of Portage's annual Memorial Day Celebration. Gazebo, shelter and picnic tables are all located on this park.


Blue Star Park Shelter: Open air picnic shelter with 2 tables. Electricity is available at the gazebo located adjacent air shelter. Small parking lot serves the park.


Bluffview Park

This open space is located on the western edge of the City and is bordered by Interstate 39. Access to this open space is on Parkview Court. 

Bruce Smith Little League Complex (Kerkenbush Field)

1208 Coit Street

 7.55 acre park. The park contains 3 baseball/softball fields, 2 batting cages, and restrooms with an attached concession stand. Bruce A. Smith Little League Complex is home to Portage Youth Baseball Inc. who operates and helps maintain the facility. This community park contains three youth baseball fields, concession stand with restrooms and batting cages.

Cattail Park

510 West Burns Street  

1 acre park located at Burns and Armstrong Streets. This park is adjacent to St. Johns school and contains spring rider playground equipment, green space and a small picnic shelter.  The park is equipped with a ball diamond backstop, play equipment, 1 picnic table and an open play area.


Collipp-Worden Park

           226 West Slifer Street                 


16.5 acre park located on Slifer Street, two blocks west of Hwy 51. This park is home to two shelters, restrooms, three basketball courts, two tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a ball field backstop and green space, a large playground with various age group equipment, water, charcoal park grills and more! This park is also home to the City of Portage disc golf course and has off street parking. In 2017 Fairway Independent Mortgage Company, the Nancy Lieberman Foundation and the Portage Boys Hoops Club joined forces to install one new sport court basketball court and two new colored asphalt basketball courts. This Community Park is named after Conrad Collipp who owned one of the first brickyards in Portage and the Worden Family who sold the property to the City of Portage in 1968. Development of the park started in 1975 through the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and the City. Collipp-Worden contains two rentable shelters, playground equipment, three basketball courts, two tennis courts, horse shoe pit, sand volleyball court and a 9 hole disc golf course.  

Collipp-Worden Shelter#1: Large open air shelter with 14 picnic tables, multiple park grills and flush toilet restrooms. Located adjacent to a large playground structure, tennis courts and basketball courts.

Collipp-Worden Shelter #2: Open air shelter with 5 picnic tables. This shelter is located on a shady hill overlooking the basketball courts in Collipp-Worden Park. Shelter contains electricity and a park grill and is located near a volleyball court and the disc golf course.

Commerce Plaza


    This area in downtown Portage was deemed a park by the City of Portage common council. It consists of a restroom facility with a small canopy area, park benches, trees and plant vegetation in flower beds. Located in the heart of downtown, this area is a beautiful natural area in a busy downtown! 

 Goodyear Park

920 DeWitt Street