Jeff Green | Dec 06, 2007
Feature Article - December 6, 2007
Back toHomeFeature Article - December 6, 2007 Skatepark gets a new name
Friends and family of Tracy Yeo and Addington Highlands Recreation Club members gathered on December 1 to present to Ms. Yeo a dedication stone to the entrance of the recreation park in Northbrook. A surprise to Ms. Yeo, club members agreed unanimously to name the new park after Tracy as it was her vision to build such a park within the Township.
Tracy Park is located on property owned by the Lions Club of Land O’ Lakes but leased to the Township of Addington Highlands. The park currently consists of a new skatepark, with plans for a new playground and basketball hoops in 2008 and hopefully a renewal of the canteen/ public washrooms in 2009.
In addition to the Lions Club, the township, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and several other major donors have made the park possible. Donors are recognized on the permanent donor board next to the Lions Hall as “gold, silver and bronze” donors. Donors include:
Danford Construction, Spry Site Supervision, Quinte Eco-Consultants, P.A. Miller Surveying, Yourway Home Centre, Northbrook Foodland, 7 Rivers Metis Community Woodland Tribe, Kaladar Northern Construction, Trenton-Wooler Elks Lodge, W & R Stone Carvers, Frontenac News, Lookout Home Centre, Barrington Insurance, North Addington Bus Lines, Hooks RONA, Cloyne United Church, G.D. Jewell Engineering and United Rentals Belleville. Charitable tax receipts are issued to all donors.
On November 31, a welcome donation of $500 was received from CIBC Tweed Branch. Ms. June Osawabine, Branch Manager, presented the cheque on behalf of the bank. The funding will go towards the new playground slated for the spring.