The Economic Benefits of Metroparks Toledo

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Public park and trail systems are a valuable component of healthy communities. The Trust for Public Land conducted a study of the Metroparks Toledo, and found that it produces significant economic benefits for the local community—generating tens of millions of dollars in economic benefits each year. Metroparks Toledo enhances property values, reduces stormwater runoff, filters pollutants from the air, attracts visitors to the community, provides recreational opportunities for residents, improves community health, and boosts economic development. These amenities support local jobs, increase spending at local businesses, decrease costs, and generate local tax revenue. To learn more about the economic benefits generated, please download the full report or fact sheet: