Glass City Metropark

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Creating Memories: Plan Your Day or Celebrate Your Next Occasion at Glass City Metropark

Glass City Metropark has quickly become a year-round destination for fun and community celebrations, set against the backdrop of the Maumee River and the downtown Toledo skyline. With its vibrant atmosphere and variety of amenities, this new park has welcomed more than 500,000 visitors (and counting) since the opening of Phase 2 in June 2023.

But this is just the beginning - what you see now is just 25% of the larger Glass City Riverwalk project that's currently in development. For updates and information about the Riverwalk [Explore

Programming Calendar

Upcoming Events

Retro Skate Party with Eric Chase [Details]


For information on programming and rentals call (419) 407-9714, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Discovery Play

Take your play to the next level with our three play nodes at Glass City Metropark

Mini Maumee

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Prairie and Pollinator

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ExploreWorld-Class Amenities & Adventures

At Metroparks Toledo we are dedicated to creating experiences to connect park users of all ages and abilities to the outdoors.

Winter at The Ribbon

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Summer at The Ribbon

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Kayak Cove & Adventure Boardwalk

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Sturgeon Point & Natural Resource Education Area

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Market Hall

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The Garden by Poco Piatti

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Misting Boulders


Sledding Hill


Glass City Marina

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Public Art Features


Beacon Tower

This unique art installation offers a nod to Toledo’s glass industry with colors representing the green of grass and trees, yellow of sunshine and blue of sky and water, all surrounding the steel skeletal frame inspired by the areas industrial history. Generously supported by Owens Corning.


Slag Ladles

Slag Ladles These massive, bowl-shaped relics date back to the 1880’s when this land was home to Maumee Rolling Mills steel company. Uncovered during construction of Glass City Metropark, these remnants of the industrial site are transformed into a sculpture piece providing a unique planting area. Generously supported by The Cleveland Cliffs Foundation.


Rain Towers

This unique public art installation is comprised of a group of five functional water play sculptures created by Toledo-based Graphite Design & Build, and is the centerpiece of Rain Tower Plaza. Generously supported by the Greater Toledo Community Foundation.


Field of Histories

This installation features hundreds of glass globes capturing community chosen objects using 3d imaging and later engraved onto the globes.



Main Street Bridge Mural

Mural artists Chilly Rodriguez and Dean Davis added a colorful love letter to nature and East Toledo on the abutments of the new Main Street bike/pedestrian bridge.


Plan Your Event at Glass City Metropark & Riverwalk

The Glass City Riverwalk offers a variety of indoor rental facilities, event lawns, cabanas, open air shelters and access to popular park attractions. The facilities on the Riverwalk provide a wide range of service options, from self-setup locations where you provide your own food and drinks, to comprehensive catering and hospitality services where the pros at The Garden by Poco Piatti can handle it all for you.  

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Partnership Opportunities

Metroparks Toledo has several exciting opportunities for partners to participate in this transformative project.

Learn how you can get involved

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Retro Skate with Q105's Eric Chase

Join us for the first ever Retro Skate Party with Eric Chase at The Ribbon at Glass City Metropark. Lace up your roller skates or blades and roll for a great cause! Admission is FREE, no advanced reservations required. In lieu of an admission fee we encourage all attendees to donate an item to Lucas County Children Services.

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