February 2016

Public Comments Needed For Trail Projects

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Trails connect parks and provide routes to explore nature. Pictured is a new extension of the Wabash Cannonball Trail through Side Cut. Metroparks is asking for the public’s help to prepare grant requests for two other upcoming trail projects.

Your Feedback Needed

Metroparks is applying for two state grants for trail improvements, and you can help by taking two very short surveys. Your replies will be helpful for Metroparks to demonstrate public feedback about each of the projects. 

BLUE CREEK TRAIL
A perimeter trail at Blue Creek Metropark in Whitehouse. The trail would provide a bike and pedestrian connection from the historic downtown area on the northern edge of the property to the historic farm at the southern edge of the property. In future phases, the trail would be extended to create a loop around the former Nona France Quarry.

Take survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bluecreektrail

OAK OPENINGS CORRIDOR TRAIL
A two-mile, bicycle and pedestrian trail connecting Secor and Wiregrass Lake Metroparks. The trail will provide bicycle and pedestrian access to natural areas in a region known as the Oak Openings Corridor.

Take survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Oakopenings

Downtown Sylvania Updates Hitching Post with Bike Racks

Thanks to a joint project with the City of Sylvania, two new bike racks were installed on existing posts.
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The "hitch" style bike rack is normally used on parking meters to provide bike parking with existing infrastructure.  They worked perfecting on the existing "horse head hitching posts" that were installed with downtown improvements several years ago.  We hope to see more of these in downtown Sylvania very soon!  Thank you City of Sylvania!  Find them on our Bike Rack Map.

Metroparks Commuter Pass Renewal

Application / Renewals are now being accepted for the 2016 Commuter Pass

Regional trails are used for commuting as well as recreation, fitness and enjoying nature. Because trail hours are the same as the Metroparks - 7 a.m. until dark every day of the year - it limits some commuters' options. For example, a someone bicycling to work, school or church during open hours would be unable to return on the same trail after dark.

For this reason, Metroparks issues special permits for after hours commuting on the University/Parks and Wabash Cannonball trails.

Click Here to download permit application

Commuter permits can be attached to a bicycle to show that the commuter has received permission to use a trail for transportation during hours when the trail is closed.

For more information call 419-407-9723.

Email completed forms to patty.morgenstern@metroparkstoledo.com

or mailed to the address listed below:

Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Attn: Customer Service Support Specialist
5100 W. Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43615