Dennis M. Garvin, Commissioner
2201 Ottawa Parkway
Toledo, OH 43606
Recreation Newsletter - March 2013
The Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is dedicated to the effective management of Toledo’s green-spaces, and to provide programs, facilities and events to enhance the quality of life for all citizens and visitors to Toledo. The division promotes citizen involvement and input by actively supporting citizen advisory boards and commissions.
Parks, Recreation and Forestry is responsible for:
Maintenance of 145 City of Toledo parks.
Mowing of over 400 boulevards, cul-de-sacs, and green spaces.
Weed Control service in which an additional 75+ properties are mowed and/or sprayed.
Managing the operations, maintenance, and services at 5 Municipal Cemeteries.
Planting and maintaining all trees on the public right-of-way (between sidewalk and curb), on boulevards, and in City of Toledo parks and cemeteries.
Management of the Forestry woodlot in which tree limbs and logs are recycled into landscape mulch that is used in playgrounds in City parks, around trees, and landscapes. This mulch is available for sale to the public.
For Parks information, please call (419)245-3357.
For Forestry information, please call (419)936-2988.
The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle has killed more than 20 million ash trees in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Most of the devastation is in southeastern Michigan. Additionally, it has caused regulatory agencies and the USDA to enforce quarantines (Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania) and fines to prevent potentially infested ash trees, logs or hardwood firewood from moving out of areas where EAB occurs.
Do not move firewood. Click here for more information.