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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MAC Presents Annie Williams Park With Generous Donation

The Annie Williams Memorial Park Board was delighted to accept a cheque in the amount of $5000 from the Muskoka Arts & Crafts today.  The two organization share a long history, with the Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show being held in the Park for over 50 years.  This generous donation was given in the wake of the recent storm that destroyed over 30 trees in the Park, and will be put to good use restoring the Park's canopy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 6th Storm Destroys Park Trees

Tuesday November 10, 2015


On the morning of Friday, November 6, a rain and windstorm that moved through Bracebridge disrupting power and having a devastating in Annie Williams Memorial Park.  It is highly probable that a microburst (a brief but intensive localized rush of sinking air accompanied by extremely high winds) occurred in the Park.   Over 30 trees, most of them of a mature age and in good health were pulled up by the roots, snapped in half, or twisted apart at the base as this storm cut a swath through this popular Bracebridge Park.

Clean up from this storm has already begun with some assistance and support from the Town of Bracebridge.  Although final cost will take some time to determine, the Park Board anticipates that clean-up costs will be significant.  Cathryn Willard, Chair of the Annie Williams Memorial Park Board, has spoken with Town staff and Mayor Graydon Smith and is appreciative of their input and assistance.

Willard also notes that she has received a number of calls from neighbours of the Park expressing their sadness over the loss of the trees and asking how they can help.  The Park Board has made a concentrated effort over the last few years, with volunteer help, to annually plant young trees and seedlings in acknowledgement of the need to replace the aging tree population.  It is clear that, after last week’s storm, the Board will need to increase its tree-planting efforts in the future.

This presents a great opportunity for community involvement and the Park Board will be discussing the implementation of  a Sponsor-A-Tree Campaign, with individuals, families and businesses, providing the opportunity to both donate funds and plant a tree that they will be able to help care for and watch grow in the coming years and decades.  More details will be forthcoming as plans develop.

For further information, please contact Cathryn Willard, Chair, Annie Williams Memorial Park Board, at or 705-644-3235.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Picnic in the Park - May 24th


Annie Williams Memorial Park

4th Annual – Picnic in the Park

Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

FEATURING :  Children’s Entertainers   JAM SANDWICH

Free activities for the kids:

Face Painting by Santa’s Village, Hands-on Crafts by Home Depot, EMS, Fire Department, Lakeland Power, interactive displays and lots more!!

Free Cake, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Drinks, Popcorn and Balloons
Bring your lawn chairs and join the fun!!!!
The Annie Williams Memorial Park Board, as supported by the Bracebridge Lions Club, the Rotary Club of Bracebridge and the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes, and the generous support of the Town of Bracebridge



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

People are invited to meet at Annie Williams Park on Sunday April 19th  from 12:00PM in The Blue Dot Splash - Bracebridge Ontario.

This gathering is a show of local support for the Blue Dot Movement with information, mural painting and games for all ages to highlight environmental impacts on the Muskoka watershed.

At 12:00 noon ‘The Blue Dot Splash’ will happen where organizers and interested people will share ‘a habit changing declaration’ and a jump into the chilly Muskoka River. Steve says, “Protecting the environment is compulsory, but the swim is not, so no pressure!”

Bring a friend or family member along with a green picnic lunch.

Please note that Annie Williams Park is not officially open and only street parking is available, consider riding or walking to the event from a nearby parking lot if possible.

If you require assistance, please contact Steve by telephone or email and a volunteer will be arranged to help you. telephone: 705-205-4585.

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(Photo credit Mary Beth Hartill, Bracebridge Examiner)
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Circle Sunday May 24th on Your Calendar

On Sunday May 24th, Annie Williams Memorial Park will be THE place to be in Bracebridge, as the AWMP BOD presents their 4th Annual Family Picnic in the Park from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

This is a totally free event and we have a great line up of fun activities for families to enjoy.

As well as:
  • Children Entertainers JAM SANDWICH
  • Face Painting by Santa's Village
  • Free Cake & Ice cream
  • Free Balloons
  • Free Hot Dogs & Drinks
  • Tree Planting

Come out and enjoy a Day in the Park!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Looking Forward to Summer

This picture was submitted of Abby Platts-Marshall at the Annie Williams Park Free Little Library.   Abby is looking forward to summer when she visits Bracebridge and comes to the park to check out the new books donated to the library.  She is an avid supporter of the Park.

We are all looking forward to summer, but in the meantime, enjoy the ice rinks and the snow while it lasts!