Windsor Lawn Bowling Club – 1920

    The club house is one of the finest in Western Ontario. A big membership drive is now being held and many new supporters are being secured. A year ago all of the stock of the Church Street Quoit Club was taken up and the two clubs were amalgamated.

If you’re like me you’re probably wondering what a “Quoit” is. The answer is here.

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Here is a view of the park form above. I don’t think I’ve ever been to this park…

From the City Parks History:

    Bruce Avenue Parkette

    Commonly known as: Bruce Park, Bruce Street Park
    Former/other names: none
    Location: between Bruce Avenue and Church Street at Wyandotte Street West
    Property acquired: 1983-1991
    Acreage: 3.04
    Official designation: Neighbourhood park

    Officially opened in 1985, Bruce Avenue Park was the eighth City park to receive Ontario
    Neighbourhood Improvement Program (O.N.I.P.) funding from the Province of Ontario. In the
    early 1980s, the Bruce Avenue Citizens’ Committee began meeting with Parks and Recreation
    Department officials to discuss the possibility of establishing a new park in the area.
    Appropriately, various funding avenues were explored, and in 1983 City officials announced that the province had agreed to fund fifty percent of the $800,000 project.

    In 1983, the City began actively purchasing property in the area. The former site of the Windsor Lawn Bowling Club was acquired for $90,000, and various residential properties on the 700 block of Bruce Avenue were purchased. Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, the city acquired and incorporated properties into Bruce Avenue Park. The City continues to acquire properties and incorporate them as funds become available.

    Bruce Avenue Parkette also takes part in the Parks Watch program, which helps to protect parks against crime and vandalism.

    Currently, this multi-faceted park is equipped with a wide variety of traditional playground
    equipment, a creative play unit, both basketball and tennis courts, benches, and a shelter.
    Properties are being acquired on an ongoing basis to complete the park.

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