From new picnic tables to better beaches – it’s been a busy 18 months for the group helping to look after Annie Williams Park.
Bracebridge Coun. Mark Quemby, who also sits on Annie Williams Memorial Park Committee, recently offered a breakdown of some of the work done in the park during the past 18 months.
“Staff have been busy working to maintain the park, continue with tree and memorial bench dedications, upgrades to the park facilities as well as award of the contract for the accessible pathway installation,” said Quemby in his update.
Quemby outlined some of the major changes in the park including:
• Ten new picnic tables, including one accessible picnic table were procured, assembled
and deployed to the park;
• Building maintenance such as siding and fascia repairs, electrical upgrades to GFI outlets and
solar system assessment and repairs;
• Installation of a concrete coal disposal bin for barbeque users that provides a safe location
for patrons to dispose their hot coals;
• Tree maintenance of all juvenile trees including fertilization, pruning and mulching;
• Weekly beach grooming with new mechanized grooming equipment;
• Continuation of the commemorative tree planting program;
• Installations of two stone scape commemorative benches;
• Installation and unveiling of a purple bench through the Barb’s Bench initiative and the Natalie
Novak Foundation. These benches recognize victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence;
• Award of contract for accessible pathway along the waterfront and east side of park has been
complete. Construction will take place in the spring of 2022 subject to budget approval;
• Collaboration with Waterways Condo representatives to remove hazardous trees;
• Fabrication of new cabinets to house water safety equipment; and
• Pavilion and amphitheatre rentals continued with strict Covid-19 plans in place
“I would like to thank the members of the Lions Club of Bracebridge, the Rotary Club of Bracebridge and the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes for their continued volunteer and financial support to the Annie Williams Memorial Park,” said Quemby.
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