Ahuntsic Park

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Ahuntsic Park (French: Parc Ahuntsic) is an urban park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, and is bordered by Henri Bourassa Boulevard to the north, Saint Hubert Street to the east, Lajeunesse Street to the west and Fleury Street to the south. It is located next to Terminus Henri-Bourassa.

Ahuntsic Park
Parc Ahuntsic
Ahuntsic Park Pond 03.jpg
The pond at Ahuntsic Park.
Ahuntsic Park is located in Montreal
Ahuntsic Park
Location of Ahuntsic Park in Montreal
LocationAhuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°33′21″N 73°39′51″W / 45.555733°N 73.664212°W / 45.555733; -73.664212Coordinates: 45°33′21″N 73°39′51″W / 45.555733°N 73.664212°W / 45.555733; -73.664212
Area10.5 hectares (26 acres)
Operated byCity of Montreal

The park is 105,000 m2 (1,130,000 sq ft) large.[1] There are paths for pedestrians and cyclists, a playground, a bowling green, a community garden, a skate park and an indoor skating rink. One of the features of the park is its hill, and pond. There is also a welcome centre near the park's entrance.[1]

Gary Carter StadiumEdit

The park is also home to a baseball field which serves as the home field of the Orioles de Montréal of the Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec.[2]

On October 10, 2012, Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay and former Montreal Expos colour commentator Rodger Brulotte announced that the baseball field at Ahuntsic Park would be named "Gary Carter Stadium" after the late Expo Hall of Famer Gary Carter.[3]

On May 11, 2013, the Trois-Rivières Aigles and Québec Capitales of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, played an exhibition game at Gary Carter Stadium. This marked the first professional baseball game played in Montreal since the last Expos home game on September 29, 2004.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Parc Ahuntsic". MontrealPlus.ca. 2009-04-20. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Équipes" (in French). Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec. Archived from the original on 26 July 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Baseball stadium, street to be named after Gary Carter". The Gazette (Montreal). 2012-10-10. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  4. ^ Ross, Matthew. "Baseball returns to Montreal for one night". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 12 May 2013.[permanent dead link]