Investing In Our Future
Metroparks Toledo is asking for your support this November. Metroparks will continue delivering essential benefits by improving each and every park around the county and investing in our collective future.
An investment in Metroparks will continue to support and maintain our parks at a level users have come to expect and enjoy. Annual park visits have increasedfrom 3.5M to an estimated 6M in just five short years. Additional funding will be used to revitalize and preserve a 5 mile stretch along the riverfront.
The new money levy is a 2 mil levy. The owner of a $100,000 home will pay an additional $70 a year.
Over ten years.
It will cost $70 per $100,000 home annually.
How Will We Use The Money
Vote Yes for Metroparks in November! Metroparks has a history of leveraging public funds to acquire grant funds that help stretch our dollars further. Additionally, every dollar Metroparks has invested in our community has a significant return on investment bringing more jobs and economic growth to our community.
Levy funds will be matched by an estimated $50M in grants, endowments and private giving.
A Historical ROI
Metroparkshas realized an average historical return of $10 forevery $1 invested.
Using this conservative factor, thetotal investment of $210M will generate an estimated $1B+ in local economic impact.
Is this a new levy or a renewal?
This is a new 2 mil levy which will support the Metroparks, creating jobs, building a landmark riverfront park and improving every park in our system.
Why is this important now?
This has been a challenging year for everyone, including those of us in Lucas County. In difficult economic times, we need hope. This levy will provide economic activity when we need it most—in tough times. Money from Lucas County taxpayers will be matched with funds from outside the County and be invested in boots-on-the-ground projects that put people to work.