Interpretation planning training at the Providence MetroPark, Toledo, OH, USA

Interpretation planning training at the Providence MetroPark in Toledo

Conducted a 4-day Interpretive Master Planning course for MetroParks staff. Participants brought interpretive planning projects with them to work on during the course and left with solid working drafts of their plans, along with the knowledge to complete and implement them.

Providence Metropark is a regional park located near Grand Rapids, Ohio that is part of the Toledo Metroparks. The park contains mule-drawn canal boat rides on the Miami and Erie Canal and features canal lock 44, the only original functioning lock in the state of Ohio.

The park also contains the Issac Ludwig Mill which was built in 1866 over a two year period. The mill was originally a sawmill running off of a water wheel, then later was converted to a grist mill in the 1880's which ran off of water turbines. Today, it functions as a living museum. The park is connected by a walking trail to Bendview Metropark and Farnsworth Metropark.