Bracebridge is following suit with other municipalities in deploying town staff to act as Park Ambassadors for the summer.

The town made the announcement Friday, noting that these individuals will visit identified parks and beaches to provide information and resources to the community.

Their role will be to promote and educate on physical distancing requirements and other guidelines – in accordance with the province, town by-law enforcement and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

This includes providing education on sun and water safety, promoting physical activity through active play by sharing ideas of different games and activities that can be played outdoors with no equipment and within social distancing guidelines.

“Summer in Bracebridge means spending time outdoors. By having Park Ambassadors circulating throughout the community, we are helping to ensure the health and safety of everyone in our town,” said Mayor Graydon Smith. “This is a unique way for the Town to increase customer service and ensure that people have easy access to the information they need.”

Park Ambassadors will also play an integral role in the oversight of COVID-19 throughout some of the most commonly used areas in the community during the summer.

They will provide helpful feedback and statistics to the town by observing, recording and reporting, ensuring COVID-19 signage.

Yellow caution tape is also visible in parks and beaches, and Park Ambassadors will ensure signage and markings are maintained as required by municipal parks directives.

Park Ambassadors begin their role on Monday.