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.