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Bracebridge Residents Concerned About Events At Annie Williams Park

Posted: 2018-11-13 07:30:33 By: hbr

A recent public meeting gave residents in the Annie Williams Park neighbourhood of Bracebridge a chance to air their concerns over events taking place at the park.

During the most recent Bracebridge general committee meeting, staff gave councillors an update on the meeting, which included concerns over traffic, the conduct of festival goers and the safety of children playing in the park.

Cindy O’Regan, the Town’s director of recreation, reported that there were a number of concerns about the annual Sessions Muskoka beer festival. She said more needs to be done, especially when it comes to patrons smoking, entering and exiting the premises and the use of drinking glasses, as opposed to plastic or metal cups.  

The Town also plans to create more parking spaces, add speed bumps and “children at play signs to increase safety in the park throughout the year.

There were also concerns about how to best address the increase in traffic that results from major events like the annual Muskoka Arts and Crafts Spring Festival.

Nonetheless, council heard that the residents are not opposed to any of the existing events, they just feel they might require some tweaking.