Annual Fall Maintenance Program Underway - (Buoy Lines) at Town Beaches to be Collected

Posted On Thursday September 12, 2019

NEWS RELEASE

September 12, 2019

 

Annual Fall Maintenance Program Underway

Swim Delineators (Buoy Lines) at Town Beaches to be Collected

 

Gravenhurst, ON – With fall right around the corner, the Town’s Park Staff are preparing for the changing season and sharing a friendly reminder to residents and visitors that they will begin their fall maintenance program which includes removing swim delineators (buoy lines) from the various beaches. The Town has 6 (six) beaches that have designated swim areas delineated by a series of buoys: 

  • Franklin Beach
  • Lorne Street Beach
  • Muskoka Beach
  • Muskoka Bay Park
  • Gull Lake Rotary Park
  • Bass Lake Park

Swim delineators (buoys lines) provide a dual purpose, as they are intended to provide a clear delineation for a safe zone for swimmers as well as provide a separation between a designated swim area and watercraft. Residents / visitors are encouraged to exercise caution should they choose to continue to use the Town’s beaches once the swim delineators have been removed. Other swim safety equipment, including the reaching poles and life rings will also be removed from the beach area for the season.  Safety signage reminding residents / visitors to use beach at own risk will remain in place.

The Town’s Park’s division thanks the public for their cooperation.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Caroline Kirkpatrick

Public Works Desk

705.687.3412 Ext. 245

Caroline.kirkpatrick@gravenhurst.ca