June 9 through June 11
From a brownfield to a world-class public park on the Maumee River, Glass City Metropark connects East Toledo to the Maumee River and brings high-quality public greenspace, trails and programs to our riverfront. Glass City Metropark is a place to gather and celebrate as a community with adventure playgrounds, water play features, a kayak cove with an interactive boardwalk, picnic & party shelters, the Glass City Pavilion with a rooftop deck, an event lawn for up to 5,000 people, The Ribbon ice skating and roller skating trail, and the Market Hall building that will feature The Garden by Poco Piatti, a year round fast casual restaurant.
Friday, June 9 - Opening Day & Play!
Saturday, June 10 - First Saturday
It’s the First Saturday of fun at Glass City Metropark. Plan to spend your day with us exploring all of the new park amenities and attractions. Kids can climb the 40-foot-tall Grosbeak Adventure Tower, cool off at the Mini-Maumee water play area, roller skate at The Ribbon <Details>, or enjoy lunch or dinner at The Garden by Poco Piatti.
Sunday, June 11 - Outdoor Expo at Glass City Metropark
Download the Glass City Scavenger Hunt [PDF]
This is an inclusive event and staff are trained and ready to make accommodations. Adaptive equipment will be readily available. Click here for more information about Outdoor Expo <Details>.
About Glass City
While the opening will include most of the major amenities of the new park, additional art installations, a campground and the East Toledo Enrichment Center on Front Street will still be in development.
The park is part of the larger Glass City Riverwalk. The first legs of Riverwalk are currently under construction on both sides of the river: from the MLK Bridge to Fort Industry on the downtown side, and from the bridge to The Docks restaurant complex in International Park. Future phases will renovate the remainder of International Park and extend from the MLK bridge to the Vistula neighborhood downtown.
Get Involved - Consider joining us as a Riverwalk Founding Supporter
You can be a part of our community’s legacy and create powerful, sustainable change for generations to come. Join us in transforming Toledo as a Founding Supporter as we build a world-class riverfront destination. This initiative will create 300 acres of new and revitalized greenspace, naturalize the shoreline, and will reduce storm water runoff to the impaired Maumee River, the largest watershed on the Great Lakes. A five-mile, multi-purpose trail will connect six downtown and East Toledo neighborhoods, corporate campuses, small businesses, parks, and cultural institutions. Individuals and corporations have a unique opportunity to help this vision for a world-class riverfront come to fruition. Learn more here <Details>
*NOTE: Opening Weekend activities and event details are subject to change. Additional details will be available as opening weekend approaches.