Portage County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2025-2029

Portage County’s Parks Department updates its Outdoor Recreation Plan every 5 years to identify essential outdoor recreation needs that affect the future of outdoor recreation in the County.

This Outdoor Recreation Plan (ORP) focuses upon County managed outdoor recreation facilities, and also list projects within the towns and villages. The City of Stevens Point’s ORP is referenced in this plan. All listed nature based and active recreation based projects become eligible for competitive federal and state outdoor recreation grant money when this plan is adopted by County or local municipality by resolution.

All communities that want to use this plan to apply for grants, must adopt it by resolution.

Non-profit groups, foundations, and the general public may also use this document to coordinate their own private efforts for developing outdoor recreation facilities.

2024 Planning Timeline

Winter/Spring 2024 – Staff park analysis, plans reviewed, & demographic data analysis.

Spring 2024 – Survey OPEN Now. Take Survey HERE.

Spring/Summer 2024 – Goals & Objectives developed.

Summer/Fall 2024 – Draft Plan ready for review.

Fall/Winter 2024 – Plan ready for approval by Committee and adoption by County Board.