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WTOL Editorial: Downtown Metropark a great idea

Location of the future metropark next to the Maumee River in downtown Toledo. Location of the future metropark next to the Maumee River in downtown Toledo.
Another view of the future park taken further down the bank. Another view of the future park taken further down the bank.

Toledo Area Metroparks is planning a new park. The nearly 30 acre wilderness park is going to be downtown, right on the banks of the Maumee river.

I like this idea. If you stood beneath the high-level bridge looking upstream, that's where it will be. I believe this is a chance to turn some pretty ugly property into a nice, riverside attraction.

And best of all, this beautiful new addition to downtown Toledo will come at less cost to taxpayers. Thanks to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, a federal grant provided the money to buy the land and to clean up thousands of pounds of debris.

This is a great example of Toledo utilizing and improving a marvelous natural asset that most cities would love to have.

Posted by LS

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