Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier
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A pathway dotted with Maple trees in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park in June 2009.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park is located in Montreal
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
Location of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park in Montreal
Type Public park
Location Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°31′52″N 73°35′10″W / 45.5312°N 73.5862°W / 45.5312; -73.5862Coordinates: 45°31′52″N 73°35′10″W / 45.5312°N 73.5862°W / 45.5312; -73.5862
Area 10.8 hectares (27 acres)
Operated by City of Montreal
Status Open all year

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park (French: Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier) is an urban park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is bordered by Laurier Avenue East to the south, De Brébeuf Street to the east, Saint Grégoire Street to the north and De Mentana Street to the west. It is located in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.

It is crossed by a north-south bicycle path. The path enters the park at Brébeuf Street (corner Laurier) in the south and ends on Christophe Colomb Avenue (corner Saint Grégoire) in the north. The park's area is 10.8 hectares (27 acres).

It was named in honor of The Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier on May 29, 1925. Laurier served as Canada's seventh Prime Minister, from 11 July 1896 to 6 October 1911.

The park contains a soccer field, two baseball fields, a public swimming pool, a horseshoes sandbox, a pétanque terrain and a dog park. In the western part of the park, there is a playground with slides, swings and a sandbox for children.

The Laurier Centre, located in the heart of the park, is the location of community activities. In winter, it is used as a cottage for skaters.

Queen Isabella memorial[edit]

Monument to Queen Isabella
Location Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
Designer José Planes
Type Monument
Material bronze, granite
Height 2.75 metres (9.0 ft)
Opening date October 12, 1959
Dedicated to Queen Isabella of Spain

There is a public monument to Queen Isabella I of Castile located withiun Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park. The monument was unveiled on October 12, 1959 by the Mayor of Montreal.

The Consulate General of Spain donated the statue to the City of Montreal on behalf of the Institute of Hispanic Culture in Madrid to mark the 467th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.


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