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Optimist Club - Optimist Park Fundraising


Project History

The Walkerton and District Optimist Club, in collaboration with the Municipality of Brockton, are working to develop an accessible park and playground equipment adjacent to the Walkerton Arena.

The project was initiated in February 2017 between the Walkerton and District Optimist Club and Community Improvement Committee. Discussions took place, and an application was submitted to the Spruce the Bruce Grant in February 2018 for the playground by the Community Improvement Committee.

In August 2018, Council approved a 10 year interest free loan to Optimist Club for $76,800.00 to bridge finance the purchase of accessible playground equipment and other park upgrades as required.­

The accessible playground set was ordered in October 2018, and delivery and installation is projected for fall 2019.

For more history and information on this project, please visit our website Brockton.ca/CommunityProjects

Park and Playground Details

Accessible rubberized surfaces will be used at the playground. The Optimist Park will be an accessible playground with elevated surfaces. The surfaces to be installed will focus on safety, compliance, economy/versatility, performance/guarantee, environmental concerns, and maintaining industry standards.

Budget Summary



Playground equipment


Ure-Tech rubberized surfacing


Park Sign


Road/site/drainage/grading work




Additional site furnishing, sun shelter, etc.(Items broken down in Fundraising Request)




What We’ve Raised So Far

To date, the Optimist Park has received financial commitments from the Municipality of Brockton, Community Improvement Committee, Spruce the Bruce, and Optimist Club totaling $246,420.90.

What We Need to Raise

Fundraising Campaign Request:



Playground equipment balance


Park Sign / Sculpture


Sun shelter, concrete pad


Additional Benches

$2,400.00 *

Accessible Picnic Tables (2)

$3,600.00 *

Donor Stones at Sign

$4,500.00 *

Donor Bricks

$1,500.00 *

Donor Wall at Sun shelter

$4,800.00 *

Garbage and Recycling Receptacles

$1,600.00 *

Tree Planting

$2,500.00 *


$84,523.35 *

*=Estimated Totals

How You Can Help

Please consider donating to help us fundraise for this community project! The types of accepted donations are listed on the attached form, as well as information and a form about applying to have a stone or sign erected in name of your company or family member. Tax receipts can be issued for the donations. Cheques are to be payable to The Municipality of Brockton.

For more information on this project, please visit our website Brockton.ca/CommunityProjects




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