Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
|Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park|
A pathway dotted with Maple trees in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park in June 2009.
|Location||Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|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).
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
|Location||Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park|
|Height||2.75 metres (9.0 ft)|
|Opening date||October 12, 1959|
|Dedicated to||Queen Isabella of Spain|
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 the Americas by Christopher Columbus.