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, March 22, 2016

Lakeland Association of Realtors Sponsors Trees in Annie Williams Memorial Park


On Tuesday March 22nd, the Lakeland Association of Realtors presented Annie Williams Park with a $3800 donation to plant 10 new trees to replace those damaged in last year's severe weather. 

  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2016
Contact:  Crystal Henderson, Executive Officer chenderson@thelakelands.ca 705-788-1504

Local Real Estate Board supports Annie Williams Park Tree Planting Program Bracebridge, ON –

In November 2015 a tremendous wind storm destroyed over thirty mature, beautiful trees in Bracebridge’s beloved Annie Williams Park.  The trees, some over 100 feet tall, were uprooted, broken or were left unsafe for the busy park.  Responding to a call for help by the park’s volunteer Board of Directors, The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® has donated $3,800 to fund the purchase and planting of more mature trees in an effort to restore the park to its former glory.

Established in 1926 by Bracebridge physician and philanthropist Dr. James Francis Williams in memory of his late wife Annie, the park has long been central to the vibrant community.  While each year many young sapling trees are planted in the park, the loss of so many large and mature trees has greatly changed the park’s nostalgic feel. Starting in the spring, with the funds from The Lakelands donation, the Annie Williams Park Board will purchase trees of more significant size to replace those lost in November. 

The donation by The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® will go toward the purchase of 10 mature trees.  “Open spaces, natural environment, fresh air – these are the hallmarks of what it means to live and work in Muskoka. Local Realtors work hard to preserve the important quality of life that we hang our hat on,” says Lakelands Association President Tom Wilkinson. “Annie Williams Park brings so much joy to the residents of Bracebridge. We’re proud to step up and donate to such an iconic and beloved park and in turn, support healthy sustainable communities across our board area.”

The donation to Annie Williams Park on behalf of local Realtors was presented to park Board of Directors Chair Cathryn Willard on March 22nd on-site at the park. Several members of The Lakelands were in attendance.  The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® holds an Emergency Relief fund in their budget to help support significant causes across their area.  The committee responsible for the fund considers tragic events throughout Almaguin, Muskoka, Orillia and Haliburton that require a quick injection of funds to prevent further impact.

Muskoka Haliburton Orillia - The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® represents over 680 licensed real estate professionals within the heart of Ontario’s and Canada’s cottage country.  Major geographical areas within the regions include the City of Orillia, and communities within the District Municipality of Muskoka, Almaguin Highlands and County of Haliburton.   REALTOR® members throughout the region specialise in the trading of real estate representing different land use properties ranging from recreational, residential and commercial.  

REALTORS® are committed to improving Quality of Life by supporting policies that help ensure economic vitality, provide housing opportunities, preserve the environment, protect property owners and build better communities with good schools and safe neighbourhoods. For more information on Annie Williams Park and the tree planting program, visit: anniewilliamspark.ca

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