Park Operations

Annie Williams Memorial Park is located in Bracebridge, Ontario, the Heart of Muskoka, between Santa's Village Road and the Muskoka River. This beautiful serene 10 acre park features a dock and swimming beach, picnic shelter, amphitheater, and the newly built Brazier Family Memorial Playground. As host for numerous annual community events, Annie Williams Park is truly the hub of Bracebridge.

Monday, May 13, 2013

New Trees in the Park!

This past Sunday, approximately 10 volunteers met at 8 am on a cold and snowy Mother's Day to plant trees in Annie Williams Memorial Park.  The tree population in the park has been declining over the past few years, due to stress, age and storm damage. While a few seedlings have been planted over the years, there has been no concerted effort in the past to ensure that Annie Williams Memorial Park will remain green moving into the future.  

The Annie WIlliams Memorial Park Board, comprised of volunteers from the Bracebridge Lions Club, the Rotary Club of Bracebridge, the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes and representation from the Town of Bracebridge, is striving to take steps to change that.  The first effort took place this past Sunday, with the following volunteers braving the weather to plant white pine, red pine and scotch pine - Cathryn Willard (Chair of the Park Board), William McCutcheon (Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes), Don McLean (Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes, Jackie McCutcheon, Owen McCutcheon, Cathy Walker (Bracebridge Lions Club), Fred Walker (Bracebridge Lions Club), Kelly Hart (Bracebridge Lions Club), Steve Clement, Liam Cragg, Jan McDonnell and a few others.  Big thanks go to Tony Armstrong, Windermere Garden Centre, Seasons in the Country and Woodsmiths of Muskoka for their help in procuring the trees, providing planting material and equipment.


Monday, April 29, 2013

2nd Annual Community Day at Annie Williams Park

Sunday, May 26th, 2013 will mark Annie Williams Park's 2nd Annual Community Day.  Last year's event was such a success that the Park Board of Directors wanted this to be an annual event to celebrate our community.  This year's event will feature free ice cream and cake, balloons and even more events for the kids.  Come out and bring a picnic lunch and join the fun from 11:30 to 2:00!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

The Bracebridge Outdoor rink is now open at Annie Williams Park.

The lights are on from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, 7 days a week unless the rink is closed for repairs or inclement conditions.

We would like to thank the following contributors
  • Wayne Taylor trucking- 2 X 8's,
  • Ralph Booth Bulldozing,
  • Lakeland Power- pole and electrical service,
  •  Nedco - 2 lights, Geoff Slater Plumbing- Frost free standpipe connection,
  • District of Muskoka- water and sewer connection help,
  • Medley Brothers excavating- water service excavation,
  • Clowe Fittings- plumbing parts,
  • Wes Finch and Sons- ploughing parking lot,
  • Fowler Construction- donated well tile for water service,
  • BDO Bracebridge $2500 plus manpower to help assemble the kicker boards,
  • Dads of Bracebridge- helped assemble boards,
  • Quemby Electric- labour and donated snow shovels,
  • Riverside Inn- Skate exchange program,
  • Call of the Wild- porta potty, GB Services- porta potty,
  • Annie Williams Park Board, Town of Bracebridge- staff time and hockey nets,
  • Rotary Club of Bracebridge
  • Rotary Club of Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes
  • Bracebridge Lions Club

Read all about it in the  January 11th Weekender

There is no charge for using this rink.