A big thank you goes out to the members of the Head Lake Park Fundraising Committee for their commitment and determination to help raise the funds needed to complete the Head Lake Park Playground. With their support and the generous support of businesses and the community we were able to reach our goal and install a new playground in Head Lake Park!

As many of you know, in June of 2022, our community learned that the playground in 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 towards 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 was 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 was approximately 9,000 square feet of playground installed in the summer of 2023! 

We secured a $150,000.00 Ontario Trillium Foundation Accessibility grant. Dysart Council also generously committed an additional $300,000. The total cost of the project is just shy of $600,000 and this is where the community's help was needed.

Our goal was 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. We saw this as 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 thank you for your support to make sure it happened.


Sponsorship levels:
  • Seed $1.00 - $999
  • Sprout $1,000 - $4,999
  • Sapling $5,000 - $9,999
  • Maple $10,000 - $24,999
  • Grove $25,000 - $49,999
  • Forest $50,000 plus

Donations of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged on a board to be integrated into the playground.

Ways to donate:
Cash, Cheque, Debit

At the front counter at the Dysart et al Municipal Office

Municipality of Dysart et al

135 Maple Avenue

PO Box 389

Haliburton, ON

K0M 1S0

Cash or Cheque

Baumgartner Realty Group

191 Highland Street

Suite 102

Haliburton, ON


Century 21 Granite Realty Group

2 IGA Road

Suite 102

Minden, ON

Tax receipts
Donations of $50 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt, if they are made payable to the Municipality of Dysart et al. GoFundMe donations are not eligible for a tax receipt.
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