Jarry Park then and now (complete)

Did you know that the Montreal Expos played eight seasons at Jarry Park Stadium before the team moved to the Olympic Stadium in 1976? And that today parts of the the original stadium have been incorporated into the IGA Stadium where the Rogers Cup is held every summer? Did you know that on St-Jean Baptiste Day in 1965, Jarry Park hosted a wildly popular concert with 40,000 grooving spectators featuring Quebecois pop stars like Pauline Julie, Clémence Desrocher and Les Cailloux? And 19 years later in 1984 did you know that Pope Jean-Paul II held a mass in the same park attracting 300,000? And finally, did you know that in 1927 Jarry Park was created by Dr. Arthur Jarry and his brother Raoul, a city councillor by leasing 35 acres of farmland and installing playgrounds, baseball diamonds and skating rinks so that the impoverished children of Villeray could get some fresh air and exercise? Today the park has grown to 89 acres with several tennis courts, baseball diamonds and two outdoor swimming pools; where soccer and cricket are played and more recently, a pond fostering birdlife in summer and skating in winter. There is so much more..... come take a walk and learn more about Jarry Park's social, cultural and religious events; leisure, recreational and sports activities; and its natural history- the pond, birds and trees. I will have historical maps and photos for you to see. If you have any Jarry Park memories, memorabilia or photos to share, please do! The park is very flat. We will be walking on paved paths and on grass/dirt paths. There will be plenty of opportunities to sit and rest. Looking forward to seeing you Friday May 3rd!
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Things to know for this walk

  • Date de départMay 3
  • Date de départ17h
  • Durée2h
  • langue utiliséeEnglish
  • Adresse
    • 285 rue Gary-Carter
    • Montréal
    • H2R 2W1
    • Castelneau metro station- Blue Line Bus 55
  • Arrondissement ou villeVilleray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension
  • accessibilité
    • Has a rest stop
  • thèmes
    • Leisure
    • History
    • Ethno-cultural divesity

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