The Town of Bracebridge is receiving up to $60,000 from the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility through the Inclusive Community Grants program to support the addition of an accessible pathway and additional benches at Annie Williams Memorial Park.
The addition of a 550-metre long and 1.5-metre wide barrier-free trail will provide accessible and inclusive access to the park’s waterfront. This addition to the park was identified in the Recreation, Parks and Trails Master Plan as an area of interest and aligns with the Town’s commitment to community wellness and cultural vitality.
The Inclusive Community Grants investment supports priority projects in underserved communities and projects that help communities become more inclusive for people with disabilities. These projects, undertaken by municipalities, Indigenous groups, and community organizations, help strengthen communities by undertaking local needs assessments, developing action plans and implementing initiatives that support inclusivity.
For more information on the Annie Williams Memorial Park accessible upgrades, visit engagebracebridge.ca.
“The Town of Bracebridge is committed to community wellness and cultural vitality. Creating a space that is inclusive and barrier free to all residents and visitors is essential to fostering a thriving community. Annie Williams Memorial Park is a beautiful location to enjoy the outdoors and beauty of the Muskoka River, and it’s important that people of all abilities are able to enjoy this space. Thank you to the province for helping us bring this important addition to the park.”
– Rick Maloney, Mayor, Town of Bracebridge