Middlegrounds Metropark is a four-year-old park on the Maumee River in downtown Toledo that has quickly become an iconic location on the city's waterfront.
A popular location for wedding and school pictures, and frequently shows up in local tv commercials.
This high-profile location has a plaza area where umbrellas were originally placed. The occasionally brutal winds off the river, however, made it necessary to seek another solution to define this important gathering area.
A Forever Redwood fan-style pergola was used, with the radius adjusted to follow the same radius as an adjacent picnic shelter to continue a railroad roundhouse aesthetic of the site.
The result was a beautiful focal point in the park, better and stronger than the umbrellas it replaced.
The custom pergola is now the new center piece of our backyard.
The design allowed us to fit a waterfall and cafe style lighting into it which creates a wonderful ambiance to enjoy by the fire and pool.
From the deposit, to the design, to the install we had a wonderful experience with Forever Redwood and wouldn't have done anything differently as they exceeded my expectations.
Had a great night, hosting my brother and his family for a couple of days.
First family reunion in years! This pergola was installed about 10 months ago to finish our pool project that includes a wood pizza oven and outdoor kitchen.
Building on the margin of the 155 acre Acacia Reservation, we didn’t want a backyard lawn of (over) fertilized monoculture grass,
or an impermeable concrete patio, abutting such a great restoration project at the headwaters of Euclid Creek,.
Over our brick patio the Forever Redwood pergola is absolutely perfect. We were very lucky to have the opportunity to build our home on the margin of this former golf course, purchased in 2008 by The Conservation Fund
for nearly $15 Million and then “sold” to Cleveland Metro Parks for $1 with a deed requiring essentially complete restoration of the land to its natural state. So a sustainably harvested Redwood pergola not only fits aesthetically,
but in spirit as well.
The mountain in the background is Lookout Mountain, site of the famous Civil War "Battle Above the Clouds."
You can also see a bit of the Tennessee River.
We'll soon build a semi-circular block wall behind the arch and pond and back fill it with soil so we can plant a garden worthy of the gorgeous piece of art you built for us.