FRIENDLY ACRES PARK - HASTINGS ONTARIO
Friendly Acres Park came under new ownership as of May, 2016. The park is family-owned and operated. Friendly Acres Park has been in business for approximately 50 years.
Over the years, the infrastructure of the park had deteriorated to the point where a major upgrade was required. This change in ownership provided an opportunity to create a NEW Friendly Acres Park.
Beginning with the current year, this page provides a history of the changes that have taken place as the NEW Friendly Acres Park becomes a reality.
In each of the sections below, click on any image to begin a slideshow.
At the start of the 2017 season, the upgraded infrastructure became operational in the NEW Friendly Acres Park. Hydro connections at each site were upgraded to 30 amp service from 15 amp service, a completely new water system provides a separate tap to a reliable water source at each site, and a completely new underground sewage system replaced a previous system that was partially above ground. The return of camping units to the park provided an opportunity to set minimum standards for units permitted in the park. The number of sites in the park has been reduced to improve some of the spacing between units. Road surfaces within the park have been upgraded, and park security was enhanced with the installation of a card access security gate. The playground was relocated and upgraded.
Infrastucture Upgrade - End of 2016 Season
As the 2016 camping season came to an end, most of the camping units had to be removed from the park in preparation for the complete upgrading of the park infrastructure. The considerable trenching required for the new infrastructure required the removal of many trees which has resulted in a more open look to the park. Most of the construction related to the infrastructure upgrade was completed by December and the process of returning units to the park began before Christmas.
The upgrades required to create the NEW Friendly Acres Park began at the start of the 2016 season. Major upgrades to the docks were completed. The swimming pool was upgraded to repair leaks and the water depth was adjusted for safety. Considerable repairs were made to the fencing and shelter area at the pool. Construction of new vehicle parking areas at the entrance and inside the park began. The storage area was cleaned up to provide an open boat storage area.
Prior to the 2016 Season
Friendly Acres Park has a long and memorable history for many people. Some of our current seasonal residents have spent their summers here for over 20 years. We would like to invite everyone to submit photos of the park in years gone by so that we can post a partial history of the park for everyone to enjoy. Please see us in the office if you have some photos that we can scan for uploading to this site.
Coming in the 2018 Season: Fish cleaning hut, canoe/kayak racks, new boat docks, beach improvements, and more trees!