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Ways to Give

Leaving Your Legacy in the Glass City

The Glass City Metropark and Riverwalk project will require funding from a variety of sources, including grants, levies, tax increment financing and corporate and private philanthropy. Individuals and corporations have a unique opportunity to help this vision for a world-class riverfront come to fruition.

You can be a part of our community’s legacy and create powerful, sustainable change for generations to come. Join us in transforming Toledo… start your legacy through a gift to this campaign today.


A transformation is underway along the banks of the Maumee River. From a brownfield to a world-class public park comprised of urban forest, native upland prairie habitat, and recreation 365 days a year, Glass City Metropark and Riverwalk will connect us all back to the Maumee River through hundreds of acres of high-quality greenspace, trails, and programs for our entire community to enjoy.

It's more than just a park.

  • It is 300 acres of greenspace that will stitch together six neighborhoods via five miles of multiuse trails and provide equitable access to clean, safe and natural experiences.
  • It is the creation of naturalized shoreline, wetland habitat, and an urban forest (17+ acres of trees) that will reduce the storm water runoff to the impaired Maumee River, the largest watershed on the Great Lakes.
  • It is economic progress, transforming a once neglected, stagnant former industrial site, bringing new vitality to our riverfront while strenghtening our downtown communities.
  • It is a world-class riverfront park, right here in northwest Ohio.

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Outright Gifts and Pledges

Donors may choose to make one-time gifts or pledge their gift over a 2-5 year period. Pledge commitments can be made by completing a simple letter of intent or pledge form. Outright gifts and pledges may be completed with gifts of cash and/or appreciated securities.

For more information, please download our Ways to Give guide below or contact Ally Effler, Chief Philanthropy Officer at 419-360-8242 or

Ways to Give [PDF]

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Planned Gifts - Planning for Future Impact

Many supporters choose to show their lasting love of the Metroparks by leaving a gift to the Metroparks Toledo Foundation in their will or trust. These gifts allow the Metroparks to do even more to protect and preserve our beautiful Metroparks and important natural resources for generations to come.

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We encourage donors to discuss any potential gifts with their financial advisors.