Stonewall Quarry Park

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Old Quarry Park Interpretive Centre (as seen 3 months before it burned down).A new one was opened on the fourth anniversary of the fire

Stonewall Quarry Park is an outdoor recreational facility located in the Canadian town of Stonewall, Manitoba. The 80-acre park is built over the remains of a limestone quarry that closed in the 1960s. The park features walking trails, an interpretive centre, two man-made lakes, and campground. The parks is also home to Fines Field, one of the finest baseball complexes in the province.

The park was opened in 1984 by the Town of Stonewall to commemorate the importance of the quarry to the town's history. The area around the old kilns used by the quarry was developed and restored to a natural state.[1] The town constructed an interpretive centre and museum, which opened in 1985, however, was destroyed by fire in November 2007. It has since been replaced by a new Heritage Arts Centre, which includes an interpretive centre, auditorium, and administration offices.[2]

Quarry Park is also well known for the Fines Field baseball complex located on the park grounds, with a total of nine Class A diamonds located on site. The main diamond features grandstand seating for 950 spectators, a sound booth and a concessions stand. The park has hosted a number of significant tournaments, such as the 1997 and 1998 Blue Jays Cups (now the Baseball Canada Cup) and the 2003 Western Canada Summer Games. In 1999, Quarry Park co-hosted the Pan American baseball tournament together with Winnipeg's CanWest Global Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Coutts (1985). "The Quarry Park at Stonewall, Manitoba". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Fire destroys Stonewall landmark, artifacts". CBC. November 12, 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 

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Coordinates: 50°08′31″N 97°19′35″W / 50.14194°N 97.32639°W / 50.14194; -97.32639