A letter to our residents:
There is no question that 2020 will be a memorable year, full of changes to our work, our children’s education, and how we spend our free time. During the winter while we were busy rebuilding bathrooms and reinvesting in our parks, we never dreamed that we actually might be prevented from opening them! Certainly a situation that was never accounted and caused a great deal of uncertainty for our staff and our customers. As Labour day fast approaches and we reflect on this season, we are incredibly proud of the decisions we have made and that, with the support of our loyal customers and staff, we have made it through this summer safely and with minimal disruptions.
As new owners to the park, COVID presented some new obstacles in that with the absence of pancake breakfasts, turkey dinners, and horse parades it is hard not to feel disconnected from many of our campers. Social distancing at its finest! We have been in contact with the recreation committee and have dedicated the 2020 recreation budget to a full kitchen renovation in La Barn in preparation for 2021 festivities!
We have heard from many customers expressing concerns regarding marked trees throughout the property. Last year, Uxbridge Tree Service came in and started the long process of marking and numbering all trees in the park to help identify and keep track of both healthy and unhealthy trees. Obviously given the size of the property and the vast number of trees, this is a huge project! This fall we will be bringing in a large boom to continue the process of removing trees marked for removal from Uxbridge Tree. Please keep in mind that some of the orange tape is from the previous owners and may not be on the same list from the arborist. Also, please do not mark your own trees for removal as it complicates the entire process. The stump grinder has also been booked and we will be around this fall to remove stumps throughout the park.
Other renovations scheduled for this fall include continuing work on both the new transient sites near trailside, expanded ATV parking lot, and some street lighting in the La Barn, circle, playground area. We are still working with the Ministry of Environment for full septic in the seasonal horse sites, but this is another of the services that has been delayed due to COVID. We hope to have a more fixed schedule for improvements as we end this year.
Please stay safe this fall and enjoy the last few weeks of this unforgettable summer.
- Morgan Jenkin and Kyle Jenkin