Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry

Karen Ranney Wolkins, Commissioner
(419) 245-3357
2201 Ottawa Parkway
Toledo, OH 43606


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The Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is dedicated to the effective management of Toledo’s green-spaces, and to provide programs, facilities and opportunities to enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens and visitors to Toledo.

Event and other information on Parks, Recreation and Forestry is also on The City of Toledo Facebook page.

Forestry, street and park trees - Parks, boulevards & triangles and weed control - Recreation and Athletics - and Municipal  Cemeteries comprise the primary responsibilites of the Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry.

Please call 419-936-2020 to make service requests related to public trees, public right of ways or park conditions.


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The Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is comprised of four (4) operations listed below 


Maintenance of 125 City of Toledo parks and facilities. Mowing of over 400 boulevards, cul-de-sacs and green spaces.

Weed Control services are handled through our Parks Operations. Weed Control service mows 75+ large, private properties in an effort to return acceptable appearance per code. Property owners are subject to an assessment for this work. 

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Maintenance of more than 50 athletic fields and facilities, which include baseball and softball diamonds and tennis courts.  Maintenance and operation of city pools and the Ottawa Park Ice Rink as well as shelter house rentals.

Recreation presents special events such as: Skating with Santa; Pumpkin-a-Rama; Eggxtravaganza; Fishing Rodeo; Pitch, Hit & Run; and the Ottawa Park Summer Concert Series in the Ottawa Park Amphitheater.

For Recreation information please call 419-936-3881.


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Planting and maintaining of 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 of Toledo parks, around trees, and landscapes. This mulch is available for sale to the public.

For Wood Mulch information please call 419.936.3010

Tree Removal



Managing the operations, maintenance and services at five (5) Municipal Cemeteries. The expansion of Forest Cemetery began in 2013 and will be completed in 2017.

Cemeteries Record Tracker 

Find the location of someone in one of the cemeteries operated by the city.

For City Cemetery information please call 419.936.3081