Quality of Life

Quality of Life

From our award-winning National Lake Shore West Beach, to our nationally-recognized Portage Township School System, Portage has it all. Portage Public Marina and the new Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk are great for fishing, boating and more. Our city is kept safe and clean, and our downtown is bustling with activity – all within a stones throw of gorgeous Lake Michigan.

The newest addition is the downtown development, Founder’s Square which provides a splash pad and amphitheater with movies in the park as well as a location for special events for all to enjoy.

Portage has a highly trained Police and Fire Department that provides safety and security to its residents.  Both have state of the art facilities and equipment.

Portage Marina
Portage Marina provides area residents the ability to launch or store their boat with immediate access to Lake Michigan. There is a pump out and transient slips are available for recreational use.  The marina also boasts great fishing from the dock or in the deeper waters of Lake Michigan.

Portage Parks
Portage is home to 14 city Parks including Woodland Park, Imagination Glen, Lakefront Park and Country Side Park. Each one provides a variety of opportunities including adult and youth athletic programs, mountain bike trails, BMX trails, walking and biking trails, and boating and fishing. Come out and play in Portage…the benefits are endless!

Trail Systems
Portage citizens and guests can enjoy Northwest Indiana’s most extensive walking and biking trail system.