University/Parks Trail
"From Campus to Country"

From campus to country, the University/Parks Trail stretches over six miles from the University of Toledo Campus past Wildwood Preserve and on to King Road in Sylvania Township. (A map of the Trail is available.)

The level paved path is a boon to walkers, joggers, bikers and roller bladers, and can easily accomodate wheelchairs. Motorized vehicles are strictly prohibited. Metropark rangers patrol the trail and respond to any emergency.

The trail's enormous popularity was proven even before it opened to public use in September, 1995. Thousands literally followed contractors down the trail, using it while it was still under construction.

Teamwork Made the Trail Reality

The University/Parks Trail is the newest and most urban rails-to-trails conversion in Ohio. When the old Toledo, Angola and Western Railroad abandoned its right-of-way, an unprecedented team of five public agencies pulled together to create this marvelous community asset.

Each agency pledged its support and assumed a special role:

Actual construction of the trail was accomplished with a $1.3 million Federal grant administered through the Ohio Department of Transportation. It made possible the grading, paving, fencing and traffic-control signage.