Downtown Riverfront Land To Be Next Metropark
Land on the Maumee River in downtown Toledo will be the home of the next Metropark. The Middlegrounds will be developed over the next two years, thanks in part to a donation from the Rotary Club of Toledo.
The half-mile of river frontage begins at the Anthony Wayne Bridge and extends southwest of Martin Luther King Plaza.
The $1.2 million purchase price and other costs associated with the purchase were reimbursed to the park district from a grant through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program. The grant, totaling $1.5 million, was designated for the project by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur in February 2005.
The property will be an urban greenspace with a walking trail and scenic views of the Maumee River.
About the Middlegrounds