La Fontaine Park

La Fontaine Park, Montreal: Hours, Address, La Fontaine Park Reviews: 4.5/5

La Fontaine Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
This downtown park has a mixture of French and English design as well as a lake used for ice-skating during the winter.
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Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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Reza Sattarzadeh
Muscat, Oman2,051 contributions
Incredible Public Park
Aug. 2020 • Solo
La Fontaine Park is an epitome of a very well-planned public park. It is safe haven for the locals in Montreal to gather, socialize, play sports and just relax on their own. The parc is huge and easily accessible on public transport. It was a place I go frequently when in Montreal.
Written January 10, 2021
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jenniferbmtl
Montreal, Canada38 contributions
Fantastic example of a public park that is well-used by the citizens and visitors of Montreal
Nov. 2019
Designed by the same guy who did New Yorks Central Park, this park is full of well-planed zones, the perfect ratio of grass to mature trees for shade, water features and sports fields. As soon as the first bud emerges on the trees, the park begins to swell with jugglers, musicians, picnickers, joggers, cyclists, families, friends, hammock-nappers, slack-liners, circus performers, yoga groups, birthday parties, bbq's meetups and more. It's a fantastic place to pause and enjoy the day, people watch, feed the ducks, maybe smoke a joint or share a bottle of wine with friends, whatever you do to enjoy summer this is the place to do it. No matter how many people are there, there always seems to be a free place to sit and soak in some sun or rest in the shade - it's so great to see a public space taken advantage of so well. Plus there seems to be a great symbiosis of people who collect bottles and cans for the deposit $ so the park is pretty immaculate too. There is a good level of respect for the park, and everyone seems to enjoy doing activities in their appropriate zone ( theres a more athletic section for baseball, tennis, basketball etc and a more loungey / picnic/ hippie area , and lots of big open spaces for kids to run around safely, there's also a designated dog park area if you want to let your pup off the leash without getting into other peoples lunches - though plenty of people have pets at their picnics, just depends on your dog and what you are there for).
Written November 23, 2019
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World traveler
Boston, MA70 contributions
BEAUTIFULL
Jun. 2019
a must go. especially on a sunny day.
my only wish is bike rentals :-(
definitely worthwile and easy to get to.
Written October 15, 2019
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boltuprightCanada
Vancouver, Canada598 contributions
Lovely park, especially as the leaves are changing colour
Oct. 2019 • Friends
Beautiful park with a lovely lake and many walking trails. The leaves were turning when we visited and we saw hundreds (I’m not exaggerating) of brown squirrels.
Written October 15, 2019
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Logan J.
Bluffton, SC7 contributions
Oasis in the city
Aug. 2019
Was exploring the city while I was waiting for my Air B&B to be ready. Extremely happy I stumbled upon this park!
Written August 20, 2019
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roeslera
Nebraska73 contributions
Giant Slingshot
Aug. 2019
Not sure if it should be called public art or a 'folly' or what but kind of impressive to see. However the tree it is made from rots fairly quickly so it may not be there too many more years. I could see fruiting bodies from internal fungi under the bark in a few places so days to see it may be numbered -- when it starts to be a hazard it will have to come down. I took quite a few photos but don't have one to download -- google for it and it should come up.
Written August 16, 2019
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Shu En
Toronto, Canada816 contributions
Amazing nature!
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Went there to spend a short evening at the park and it was so great to be there! The park is large and many people were there. Some cycled...some sat there to gather with family and friends...some exercised...It is just ideal and healthy for family activities!

This park is beautiful with peaceful lake. You would feel calm and happy going to the park. Definitely a good place to visit! Experience yourself.
Written July 16, 2019
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Clayton R
Cocoa Beach, FL24 contributions
Beautiful design. Fresh air in the city.
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We walked this park three times in six days. It is in the middle of everything. Beautiful, huge trees, lakes, flowers. This is where life happens: toddlers with parents, joggers, tennis players, lovers, lunchtime picnic...
Written June 19, 2019
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RachelSem
Philadelphia12 contributions
Tranquil and sprawling
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Such a peaceful place for a walk, run or picnic. It's in the middle of a bustling part of town, but so serene!
Written June 19, 2019
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BexHane
Philadelphia, PA41 contributions
Not worth the trip
Jun. 2019 • Couples
I was so excited to see this park and spend some time relaxing in the grass on a beautiful, warm day. The fountain is currently drained and muddy. The exposed walls are covered in graffiti. The grass is overgrown and littered with trash. All and all, not a great place to spend a few minutes, let alone an hour or so.
Written June 10, 2019
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