Angrignon Park
Parc Angrignon
Lake in Angrignon park - panoramio.jpg
The lake in the centre of the park
TypeUrban park
LocationLe Sud-Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°26′41″N 73°36′06″W / 45.4446°N 73.6018°W / 45.4446; -73.6018Coordinates: 45°26′41″N 73°36′06″W / 45.4446°N 73.6018°W / 45.4446; -73.6018
Area97 hectares (240 acres)
Established1927 (1927)[1]
Operated byCity of Montreal
Open6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
StatusOpen all year
Public transit accessMontreal Metro.svg MtlMetro1.svg at Angrignon station
Bus interchange Terminus Angrignon
Autobusmontréal.svg STM Buses
WebsiteParc Angrignon

Angrignon Park (French: Parc Angrignon) is an urban park in the Le Sud-Ouest borough Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Angrignon Park has a total area of 97 hectares. It includes a 1.1km long lake.[2] It is considered by the City of Montreal as one of its large parks.[3][4]

The park is named for Jean-Baptiste Angrignon (1875–1948), an alderman in Côte Saint-Paul from 1921 to 1934.[5] Before 1927, the area was named Crawford Park.[1]

The park was inspired by the design of 19th-century English gardens. The park contains 20,000 trees, winding paths and a pond surrounded by cattails.

The park is located just south of Ville-Émard, east of Carrefour Angrignon, which is also named after Jean-Baptiste Angrignon, and west of Verdun.

The park was once home to a small farm.[2]

Angrignon station – the western terminus of the Montreal metro Green Line – is at the northern corner of the park.

On December 7, 2020, the City of Montreal announced a plan to create a green corridor between the park and Bois-de-Saraguay Nature Park. The plans included a walking path, a bicycle link, and landscaping.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Angrignon" (in French). Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Parc Angrignon". City of Montreal. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Découvrir les grands parcs". City of Montreal (in French). Archived from the original on November 24, 2020.
  4. ^ "Parks and Nature". City of Montreal. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  5. ^ "Bilan du siècle : Jean-Baptiste Arthur Angrignon" (in French). Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  6. ^ "A green corridor between the Parc-nature Bois-de-Saraguay and Parc Angrignon". City of Montreal. Archived from the original on February 28, 2021.