Jeanne-Mance Park

at Arrondissement Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, H2W 2N4 Canada

Jeanne-Mance Park, is an urban park in Montreal's Plateau Mont-Royal borough and situated along Park Avenue, opposite Mount Royal, and just south of Mount Royal Avenue. It is named after the co-founder of Montreal, Jeanne Mance.HistoryThe park was previously also known as Fletcher's Field.This great common in the heart of the city was part of the public domain, and it was used as a military parade ground as was Logan's Farm which is now Lafontaine park. During the Great War troops were trained on Fletcher's Field. Fletcher being the name of a farmer near the property. The Lacrosse and football clubs also used Fletcher's Field. The Royal Mount Royal Golf Club also used Fletcher's Field. It was called Fletcher's Field for well over a hundred years.The history of this park began at the end of the 19th century with the planning of Mount Royal Park, and the city's acquisition of land on Mount Royal, that included the summit of the mountain to Esplanade Avenue, between Pine Avenue and Mount Royal Avenue.In 1878, Montreal's Crystal Palace was relocated to Fletcher's Field. The structure was destroyed by fire in July 1896.In 1879, Fletcher's Field was identified by the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain as a notable source of Hyoscyamus niger, a psychoactive plant.

Jeanne-Mance Park
Arrondissement Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Montreal , QC H2W 2N4
Contact Phone
P: 514-872-5520

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