Roe Park Ribbon Cutting - July 11'15On a beautiful July Saturday morning, a group of people gathered to celebrate the Grand Opening of the playground equipment and picnic area at Roe Park.  Present for the ribbon-cutting were (shown from left to right) Hydro One’s Mr. Brian Dellandrea, Customer Operations Manager, Algoma and Manitoulin Operating Areas, Councillor Jane Armstrong and Councillor Gord Campbell (representing Mayor Reeves, who was not able to attend).  Councillor Armstrong and Councillor Georges Bilodeau (not able to attend) had worked toward the park improvements for several years.

The Municipality applied for, and received, $5,000Roe Park Signage under the Hydro One Networks Inc. PowerPlay Program.  The funds assisted in purchasing the playground equipment and the picnic table.  The Municipality gratefully acknowledges the funding from Hydro One Networks Inc.  for this project.

Councillor Armstrong stated in her speech:

“Roe Park is used by people from Huron Shores, the surrounding area and tourists throughout the year.  Councillor Bilodeau and I felt that it could be improved and provide hours of enjoyment for adults as well as kids.

Councillor Armstrong - SpeechBy putting the playground equipment in the park, it provides something for the kids to do while Dad is launching the boat, keeping them safely away from the busy boat ramp. Also, families can come to the park, have a picnic and spend some time relaxing.

Residents from the immediate area really like taking the kids and grandkids down to the park for a few hours to enjoy the park and look at the boats coming and going.  While sitting on the swings, you look out over the lake and can’t help but smile.

I’m really proud of Roe Park and feel that it is a good start to what Councillor Bilodeau and I have planned for the area.”

Roe Park Grand Opening CakeThe celebratory cake was cut  by Mr. Charles Roe, who’s family originally donated the park property, Mr. Dellandrea, and Councillor Armstrong.

Roe Park Cake CuttingLocated west of Iron Bridge, at 779 Sunset Beach Road on the northeast shore of Bright Lake, Roe Park is a popular spot for day trippers and fishing enthusiasts. In addition to the new playground equipment and picnic area, amenities include a boat launch and parking area, benches, and portable toilet facilities (from Victoria Day weekend to mid-September).

Other photos from the day:

Roe Park - New PlaygroundHydro One & Municipal SignageSwinging - after ribbon cutting

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