In the city, on the banks of the Maumee River, Middlegrounds will take your breath away.
Middlegrounds, located in downtown Toledo, includes a half-mile of river frontage that begins at the Anthony Wayne Bridge and extends southwest of Martin Luther King Plaza. The urban, 28-acre greenspace offers a 1.5-mile meandering walk/bike path and tranquil views of the Maumee River. At the present time there are no kayak rentals available at Middlegrounds.
Middlegrounds is a reclaimed riverfront property. The transformation of the land began with the removal of 8,000 tons of debris, and features of the park were built with sustainability in mind. Visitors will love the beautiful decking made of ipe wood, and the river will benefit from a natural system that captures and cleans water runoff from the adjacent bridge.
The purchase price and other costs associated with developing the park were reimbursed to the park district from a grant through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program. The grant was designated for the project by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur in February 2005. Middlegrounds is a hub for the ToleGo Bike Share.