A new trail will connect Toledo Public School Hawkins Elementary and Toledo Botanical Garden, which became part of Metroparks Toledo three years ago. Since then, the park system has maintained and enhanced the garden beds and made numerous other improvements, such as adding the long-anticipated children’s discovery play area. As a result, visitation to the Garden has doubled in that time. The collaboration between TPS and the Metroparks will also explore opportunities to create new experiences for Metroparks visitors as well as students at Hawkins and the Natural Science Technology Center. Both schools are adjacent to TBG.