Oxford Park, Montreal
|Location||Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Operated by||City of Montreal|
Oxford Park is a park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the southern part of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. It was made famous for its sporting tradition. Hockey greats as Doug Harvey, Howie Morenz, Kenny Mosdell and Fleming Mackell learned their crafts on the outdoor rink which was part of a larger neighbourhood house league, including such teams at Terrebonne Park, Benny Park, and Patricia Park. The park was also where boxing legend Johnny Greco played sports as a child. The park is bounded by Oxford, Upper Lachine, Old Orchard Avenue and Saint Jacques Street.
The park was initially part of a farm owned by the Brodie clan, who bought the land after arriving from Scotland.
After several generations the family sold to the city of Montreal in 1949 for $73,000 under the condition that the historic farmhouse would be turned into a library or facility for children. The city reneged on this clause and the stone building was demolished in the 1960s.
The park was also home to a longstanding Italian Festival which was cancelled after the city added a controversial fenced-off plastic turf soccer field, which could get damaged during fireworks.
- Harvey's No. 2 Habs sweater to be retire]d early this season by Tim Burke. The Gazette. Montreal, Que.: Sep 5, 1985. pg. F.1
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