Meet the Middlegrounds September 17

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The first Metropark in downtown Toledo, Middlegrounds, will open with a community event Saturday, Meet the Middlegrounds, Saturday, September 17, with a family event during the day and music that night.

Discover the Grounds
noon to 5 p.m.

The public’s first opportunity to wander the new park. Enjoy great views of the Maumee River, explore the 1.5-mile walk/bike path and learn about the Middlegrounds’ history in a new shelter inspired by a railroad roundhouse.

Noon to 2 p.m.

  • Music by Urban Jazz Collective, Toledo School for the Arts

2 to 5 p.m.

  • Music by Glass City Steel, Toledo School for the Arts

Activities from noon to 5

  • Kayaking, archery and a climbing wall
  • Kids Zone with child-friendly activities
  • Entertainment and demonstrations under the tent by the Toledo-Lucas Public Library, Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art and Imagination Station
  • Pageant Puppets (roaming the grounds) by Toledo School for the Arts
  • Food by local food trucks

Rock the Grounds
6 to 9:30 p.m.

Music by local bands, food trucks, beer and wine

  • 5 to 6 p.m. - Jeff Stewart (acoustic solo, rock-folk)
  • 6:15 to 7 p.m. - Quickness (rock-blues trio)
  • 8 to 9 p.m. - Toledo Jazz Orchestra Quintet

 

Other programs scheduled this fall at Middlegrounds