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Let's Build a Playground!

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With the generous support from all the donations received, we were able to install the Head Lake Park Playground in the late summer of 2023! The park has been a huge success and many people have come out to enjoy the playground and its features.

Thank you to everyone for your support and for helping this project become a reality.

In June of 2022, our community learned that our main playground in the Village of Haliburton (Head Lake Park) had been closed off by the municipality due to safety concerns.

The Head Lake Park Fundraising Committee was formed to help develop a solution that meets community needs. The committee is comprised of community members who have come together with a common desire to take meaningful action toward the Master Plan for Head Lake Park and to work together to make it a safe and enjoyable place for everyone in the community.
Our vision is simple: To curate a destination playground that is inclusive and accessible.

The committee has been hard at work – working hand in hand with designers to craft a play experience that provides opportunities for physical, sensory, cognitive, social/emotional, and communicative development. There is approximately 9,000 square feet of playground to be installed this Spring 2023!

We have secured a $150,000.00 Ontario Trillium Foundation Accessibility grant. Dysart Council has also generously committed an additional $300,000. The total cost of the project is just shy of $600,000 and this is where we need your help.

Our goal is to raise another $150,000.00

Playgrounds are a vital aspect of healthy development both for children, the community, and the local economy. The impacts are vast, and we must do what we can to ensure that it thrives.

Haliburton is growing. We are seeing an increase in permanent residents, seasonal residents, and short-term tourism. This is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge this growth and embrace it. Our community needs to have more to offer, not less. It’s time to kickstart the vision of the Master Plan.

Haliburton deserves this space, and we are looking for your support to make sure it happens.

Donations of $50 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt if the donation is made directly to the Municipality of Dysart et al. Donations made on the GoFundMe platform are not eligible for charitable tax receipts.

We thank you in advance for helping to make this project a reality!


  • Minden Subaru
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 6 mos
  • Mrs. Judy Neimann
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 6 mos
  • CFUW Haliburton Highlands
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 6 mos
  • Karen Gervais
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Sweat Social Community
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 8 mos

Fundraising team (4)

Andrea Mueller
Haliburton, ON
Nicole Baumgartner
Team member
Kirstley Dams
Team member
Brandon Nimigon
Team member

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