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Improvements to Bayview Memorial Park to be unveiled Saturday

The park has been upgraded to remove barriers, making it welcoming to more people
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An almost 3,000-square-foot pavilion is the centrepiece of the recent upgrades at Bayview Memorial Park.

The Township of Oro-Medonte is pleased to announce completion of improvement upgrades to Bayview Memorial Park located at 687 Lakeshore Road East. Park upgrades include the following:

  1. Design and installation of a new bright and airy pavilion, offering improved lakeviews;
  2. Installation of a new bridge to improve park access for all individuals to enjoy the west side of the park;
  3. Creation of accessible pathways and a waterfront accessible platform to allow improved beach access for those with mobility issues; and
  4. Septic system replacement.

The township is extremely appreciative of the financial support received towards the project.

Funding was received from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program ($78,000), delivered by Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario; the Enabling Accessibility Fund ($40,000), delivered by Employment and Social Development Canada; Trails Connecting Communities ($30,000), delivered by the County of Simcoe; and, the Oro District Lions Club ($10,000).

“I am thankful to the Township of Oro-Medonte for recognizing the need to create a safer and more inclusive outdoor space that can be used by all Canadians,” said the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. “The Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund supports community projects, like the Bayview Memorial Park, to build a more accessible Canada where everyone can fully participate.”

Shawn Binns, Director of Operations and Community Services commented that “the Mayor, members of Council and staff are proud to share Simcoe County’s newest accessible playground, park and beach with the community of Oro-Medonte and visitors to the area. Improvements to Bayview Memorial Park would not be possible without the strong support of the Government of Canada, the County of Simcoe and the Oro District Lions Club. We look forward to continuing to provide a beautiful waterfront park for years to come.”

Plan to attend the grand re-opening of Bayview Memorial Park scheduled for Saturday, July 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. where a variety of family-friendly activities will be offered. The official ribbon cutting will take place at 1:30 p.m.