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Maisonneuve Park

Maisonneuve Park
Parc Maisonneuve
Location of Maisonneuve Park in Montreal
Location Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates
Area 80 ha (200 acres)[1]
Created 1910
Operated by City of Montreal

Maisonneuve Park (French: Parc Maisonneuve) is an urban park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.

Established in 1910, it is 118 hectares (290 acres) in size, with 38 hectares occupied by the Montreal Botanical Garden and Montreal Insectarium, 55 hectares (140 acres) by a nine-hole public golf course and the remaining 25 hectares (62 acres) hectares by public spaces. Originally the park contained an 18-hole golf course which was reduced to 9 holes in the mid-1970s in order to construct the Montreal Olympic Park.

Maisonneuve Park borders partially on Sherbrooke Street East.

It is named in honour of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, founder of Montreal.[2]

The park is a unique place where people enjoy walking day or night, bicycling on its bike trail which runs all the way around the park. The center of the park is a calm area where people enjoy picnics and tranquility and is very popular among young people and families.

The "loop" section of the bicycle path is 3.1 kilometres (1.9 mi) long. This does not include the path outside the fenced area, along Sherbrooke St.

It is the site for Montreal's annual Fête nationale du Québec concert on June 24 of every year.

References

  1. ^ "Maisonneuve Park". Ville de Montréal. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Parc Maisonneuve". Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 

External links

  • Montreal Parks Web site
  • Montreal.com Web site


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