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 PRRA Operated Facilities
  - Island Park
Splash Island
Republic of Manitobah Park
  - PCU Centre
 Non-City Operated Facilities

  - Southport Golf Club
The Portage la Prairie Regional Library
  - Southport Bowl
  - Southport Recreation Centre
Herman Prior Senior Services Centre
Portage Curling Rink
Portage Golf Club
William Glesby Centre



Crescent Road & Royal Road South

Portage la Prairie’s Gem! Our amazing “Island in the City” is a scenic park that is second to none! Created by an oxbow of the Assiniboine River, the horseshoe-shaped setting is home to several playground areas, picnic sites, and recreational facilities. While on the Island you can observe the deer, or take a walk along the scenic limestone trails. Enjoy the beautiful display of birds at the bird pen and the abundance of Canada Geese that call Crescent Lake home.

If you are interested in sports, you can enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole course. Don’t forget to try a game of tennis on the 4 newly resurfaced courts! The park is a fantastic site for walking, jogging, cycling, rollerblading, or trying out your new scooter! Visit our brand new Splash Island featuring 2 giant waterslides, a kiddie slide, tot pool, lazy river, and many other exciting amenities--this outdoor leisure waterpark is fun for the whole family!

The winter creates a wonderland in the park as the duck pond is turned ice rink, a toboggan slide is created and cross-country ski trails are groomed. There are 2 washroom facilities, 3 picnic facilities and a performing stage that have power outlets. There is a wheelchair accessible pathway and park admission is free. It is so beautiful you really must see it to believe it! Contact Parks Manager Dave Green at 204-239-8325

Rotary Centennial Fountain located on Crescent Lake was launched in the summer of 2005.

Arboretum - Located on Island Park
The Arboretum is an educational collection of prairie hardy trees, shrubs and vines. A wheel chair access pathway joins a series of stations giving information on plants, horticulture, forestry and wildlife. The Arboretum is free to the public and is an ideal outdoor classroom to learn about plants and their importance to the environment. The Arboretum covers 4 acres and has over 300 different types of plants. With each visit you will have a new impression of the plants that contribute to the prairie landscape.



Located 3 km south of Portage la Prairie

This quaint golf club is one of the region’s best-kept secrets - the beautiful Southport Golf Club - uniquely situated at the far end of the airfield. The golf club has a fully licensed and air conditioned clubhouse, with clubs, and pull or power carts available for rent. Various tournament and membership packages are available. For information or to book tee times contact Southport’s clubhouse at: 204-428-6059

Southport Golf Club Webpage



Located at: 40B Royal Road N

Recently moved and renovated, Portage la Prairie’s Library is now located in Heritage Square and is the largest library in rural Manitoba! The library collection consists of approximately 50,000 items. The library loans junior and adult fiction and non-fiction, talking books, magazines, and videos. Watch for our new CD audiobooks. There are separate collections of large print material, primary books and local histories.  Other library Services include: Block loans to schools or organizations, interlibrary loans, free internet access, children’s workshops, pre-school story time, book and artifact displays, multilingual books, talking books, adult informational sessions, author readings and book launches, and much more.

Come and visit us or check out our website at

Open Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm, Saturday: 9:30am-5:30pm



Located in Southport

Southport Bowl is located 3 km south of Portage la Prairie, in the Southport Recreation Centre. It has a five-pin alley with 6 lanes, automatic pinsetters and a snack bar. The lanes are available for both casual bowling and league play. For more information contact Southport Bowl at: 204-428-3213


Located in Southport

Conveniently located 3 km south of Portage la Prairie, the Recreation Centre features a modern aquaplex, sauna, weight and cardio rooms, gymnasium and houses a private bowling alley.


Southport offers many outdoor sporting facilities to choose from, including a 9-hole golf course, asphalt tennis court, regulation size soccer field, softball diamonds, and a 400-meter running track.


For more information call the Southport Recreation Centre at: 204-428-6050 or send an email to

Southport Website


40A Royal Road N

The Herman Prior Senior Services Centre provides services and activities that enhance the lifestyle and well being of people 55 years of age and older. Information, education, recreational activities, healthy lifestyle programs, and friendly visiting are just a few of the services the Centre offers.

Make new friends, learn new skills, volunteer, or just start a conversation with someone. You’ll be glad you did!
Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. Call 204-857-6951 for more information.



2401 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Portage’s Curling ice facility consists of 8 sheets of ice. There are change rooms, lockers and access to the many amenities offered in the Canad Inns – Portage la Prairie. An abundance of indoor seating is available. Don’t forget to visit the lounge with an overhead view of the ice surfaces. The rink is perfect for all your curling needs. Call 204-857-5411


Located on Island Park

Play one of Manitoba’s most enjoyable rural golf courses established in 1922. This 18-hole semi-private golf club provides a challenging but enjoyable golfing experience in a quiet setting. Par 70, 6355 yards Slope 117 Fully licensed clubhouse and course, Pro Shop, rental clubs and carts are available. Call the Portage Golf Club at 204-857-6177.

Portage Golf Club Website


Located at 11-2nd Street N.E

The William Glesby Centre is a 450 seat performing arts facility centrally located in Portage la Prairie’s Heritage Square. The Glesby presents MainStage series concert package a more intimate CoffeeHouse Series, a Family Series for children and the” Glesby Rocks” Youth Concerts. It also features an emerging artists program, as well as being a sought after rural venue for touring Canadian performers. Designed with retractable seating, the performance theatre can be configured for numerous other uses, such as business meetings, small trade shows and weddings. It has a state of the art sound system, large retractable projection screen, excellent acoustics, theatre performance lighting, sprung stage suitable for dance troupes and is wi-fi system equipped.

The complex is also home to Prairie Players, an in-house community theatre group and The Portage and District Arts Center, which hosts numerous visual arts and dance programs throughout the year.

Centrally located and close to downtown restaurants. Wheelchair access and lots of free parking.

Contact us at (204) 239-5591, Box Office (204) 239-4848, email us

William Glesbey Centre Website