Ottawa & Jermain Parks need YOUR help!
For years Toledo has systematically cut back funding for city parks and associated recreation activities. Current funding is less than 1% of the city’s total budget! Popular programs have been eliminated, facilities closed, and needed maintenance deferred. The two pictures at the right are examples of the current maintenance problems.
Studies have consistently shown that quality parks are a major factor in attracting skilled personnel to cities. But our parks are no longer at that level.
Your park board has raised money to support the park for years. We sponsor the Summer Concert Series, Pumpkin a Rama, secured funds to install a new floor and chiller system in the ice rink, replaced shelter roofs, helped fund the Ottawa Gate sculpture, and organize park cleanups. Sadly, this is no longer enough.
So we are asking for help from those who use this park—you. An Ohio non-profit has been established to make it easier to donate for Ottawa Park Toledo & provide sponsorship. And 100% of the funds in this account are used to benefit this park. Please help --send us a check, for whatever you think you can afford, payable to Friends of Ottawa - Jermain Park, and mail it to: Friends of Ottawa - Jermain Park, c/o Mick Murnen, 2017 Christie St., Toledo, OH, 43606.
Volunteer for Ottawa Park!
If you would like to assist in seasonal cleanups, have some construction skills that you would like to donate, or distribute flyers in the neighborhood, send a note to the above address, or an E-mail to:
For those of you who would like to donate in memory of a loved one, or for special occasions such as weddings or anniversaries, we are considering the construction of a short brick walk as part of our primary walking trail, similar to this photo. 4” x 8” pavers (3 lines of print) would be $100.00, and 8” x 8” pavers (4 lines of print) would be $250.00. For either paver, 13 characters/spaces per line. Payment would be to the Friends of Ottawa - Jermain Park, as above.
Proposed Brick Walk w/Pavers
Amphitheater Retaining Wall
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