Transforming Toledo's Waterfront

Glass City Riverwalk will turn abandoned, underutilized or formerly industrial land into a five-mile-long public greenway accessible to all.

Breathing new life into the riverfront through a conservation-first approach, Riverwalk will eventually connect six neighborhoods on both sides of the Maumee River -- the largest river on the Great Lakes.

The decade-long undertaking is scheduled to be completed in 2030. The next section of development will be completed in spring 2025, with future phases currently in design. Finished phases include Glass City Metropark, with play areas, a restaurant a community center and a bridge conecting two park.

The next phases of Riverwalk are already under construction or in design.

Digital resources for Glass City Riverwalk are available below.

Governor's Award Winner

February 6, 2024 - Glass City Metropark, part of Glass City Riverwalk, is the winner of the 14th Annual Governor’s Award for Parks and Recreation presented by Ohio Parks and Recreation Association, making the agency the first two-time winner of the award.

“The impact that Glass City Metropark has had on the entire City of Toledo is impossible to overstate,” said OPRA Executive Director Woody Woodward. “I spent a lot of my childhood in that very area, and the transformation that Metroparks Toledo has accomplished is just breathtaking. Parks and recreation agencies are revitalizing communities and changing lives around Ohio, and this project is a perfect example of that.”

> Video by Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

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About Metroparks Toledo

The park system is a regional government agency charted by the state of Ohio. It consists of 19 parks from the Lake Erie shore to the globally rare Oak Openings Region, nationally significant historic sites and more than 200 miles of trails. There is a Metropark within five miles of every home in Lucas County.

Metroparks Toledo is a leader in conservation, a nationally accredited park system and a National Gold Medal Award recipient for excellence in parks and recreation management.