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Featured Pieces: Centennial Park

The Rotary Water Fountain at Centennial Park. 2016-07-06T19:03:22+00:00
Looking towards the Rotary Fountain from Centennial Park on a warm summer day. 2017-03-28T23:38:03+00:00
The water fountain at Centennial Park provided by the Rotary Club of Barrie. 2016-05-24T00:01:46+00:00
Looking North from a flower garden at Centennial Park. 2017-03-28T23:39:32+00:00
BHA volunteers partner with Heritage Barrie to promote history at Celebrate Barrie in Centennial Park (6). 2016-09-15T21:28:32+00:00
Newly installed floating water fountain at Centennial Park. 2016-07-06T19:00:03+00:00
Lifeguards attend a swimmer at Centennial Beach at Centennial Park. 2016-09-05T17:22:29+00:00
The playground at Centennial Park as seen from Lakeshore Drive. 2016-06-17T13:30:30+00:00
Steam Engine 1531 on display on Lakeshore Drive with the old tannery in the background. 2016-06-26T13:27:57+00:00
Two young boys play near the water at Centennial Park. 2017-03-03T11:43:24+00:00
Walking path in Centennial Park with surrounding flower beds. Lakeshore Drive can be seen on the right. 2016-09-05T17:22:33+00:00
A gentlemen stands in front of a flower bed in the Northern portion of Centennial Park near the Marina. 2016-09-05T16:13:53+00:00


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