The Venue

Crichton McCormick Park

In 1921, fourteen acres of land were donated from the estate of Henry B. McCormick to Portage Borough with a restriction that it be used only as a park. In 1954, 32.21 acres of land were also donated from Rose Crichton; a widow of one of Portage's pioneer coal operators, Mr. A.B. Crichton Sr. The donation of land was also restricted for use only as a park. Thanks to these two families' generosity, Portage has a beautiful park to offer its citizens.

Getting Here

Driving directions

From Johnstown:

  1. Follow PA-56 E/Johnstown Expressway, US-219 N and PA-53 N to Johnson Ave in Portage

  2. Follow Johnson Ave to the intersection of Johnson and Hammer. Turn left at the intersection into the park.

From Altoona:

  1. Get on I-99 S/US-220 S in Logan Township from 10th Ave and 17th St.

  2. Continue on I-99 S/US-220 S. Take US-22 W to PA-53 S in Cresson Township. Take the PA-53 exit from US-22 W

  3. Continue on PA-53 S. Turn left on Main St.

  4. Turn right on Johnson Ave and follow it to the intersection of Johnson Ave and Hammer St. Turn Left at the intersection into the park.