Grand Reopening of Brown’s Bay Beach and Picnic Area on June 14, 2024

All are invited to experience the revitalized park with ribbon cutting ceremony, dignitary guest speakers and free admission

Mallorytown, ON – St. Lawrence Parks Commission is proud to present the newly revitalized Brown’s Bay Beach and Picnic Area to guests and the local community as it is officially re-opened. Friday, June 14, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., all are invited to a grand reopening celebration and ribbon cutting, including guest speakers, tours, activities, and live music. The celebration will continue with free admission all weekend, Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2024.

Brown's Bay beach and picnic area.
Brown’s Bay Northern View Featuring: paved patio, new canteen, paved ramp to waterfront, shade sail with picnic tables.

Event Details:

What: Grand Reopening of Brown’s Bay Beach and Picnic Area
When: Friday, June 14, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 1231-1241 Thousand Islands Parkway, Mallorytown
Media Contact: Amanda Liebeck, Communications and Media Relations Officer

Guest Speakers:

Honourable Bob Runciman | Chair of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, former Ontario Senator, former Member of Provincial Parliament of Ontario
Member of Provincial Parliament Steve Clark | Member of Provincial Parliament for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
Mayor Roger Haley | Mayor of the Township of Front of Yonge
Hollee Kew | General Manager and CEO of St. Lawrence Parks Commission

Representing a key investment in Brown’s Bay infrastructure and future sustainability, the completed project brings a new bayfront building to Brown’s Bay Beach and Picnic Area, with accessible, gender-neutral washrooms and change rooms, an area for food and beverage service, a new perched beach area and a new and improved septic system.

Funded through investment by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) and bolstered by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC)’s Internally Restricted Reserve, SLPC’s oldest and most iconic park is the first beach to undergo revitalization. This initiative is part of planned upgrades to all parks, fulfilling the strategic objectives set out in SLPC’s strategic plan, Strengthening our Foundation for a Sustainable Future (2021-2026).

About St. Lawrence Parks Commission
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Kingston Pen Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 10 campgrounds and 6 beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and Thousand Islands Parkways.

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Media Contact

Amanda Liebeck
Communications and Media Relations
St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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