Service des grands parcs, du Mont-Royal et des sports

DirectorLouise-Hélène Lefebvre

The Service des grands parcs, du Mont-Royal et des sports is in charge of protecting and enhancing natural environments, the urban forest and public spaces in Montréal. It also manages sports facilities and helps organize regional, national and international events.

Mission

The Service des grands parcs, du Mont-Royal et des sports provides a network of major parks and sports facilities. Its goal is to protect, rehabilitate and enhance natural environments, the urban forest and public spaces. The Service also promotes a physically active lifestyle by developing and upgrading sports facilities and supporting regional, national and international sports events.

Priority actions for 2021 

In 2021, the department is rolling out its 2030 strategic plan and focusing its actions in four areas:

Large parks

  • Improve the user experience in urban parks:
    • Parc La Fontaine – Begin construction of the Théâtre de Verdure;
    • Parc Maisonneuve – Begin construction of the Insectarium reception area
    • Parc Jeanne-Mance – Redesign the wading pool and sports fields
    • Parc Jarry – Plan the development of the aquatic centre
    • Parc Angrignon – Upgrade equipment and redesign culverts
  • Improve the service offer, accessibility and visibility of nature parks, in collaboration with partners.
  • Plan shoreline rehabilitation work in the major park network
  • Complete the Regional Plan for Wetlands and Bodies of Water for Montreal’s boroughs and neighbouring municipalities.
  • Participate in the protection of wildlife species of interest, such as the map turtle
  • Plan the transformation of the Lachine marina into a waterfront park
  • Redevelop the Parc des Rapides (Vague à Guy) for surfing
  • Develop new sport and recreational fishing sites

Natural habitats and greening

  • Continue actions to reach the target of 10 per cent of protected territory
  • Plan the development of the Parc-nature de l’Écoterritoire de la falaise
  • Develop the Grand parc de l’Ouest (Bois-de-la-Roche and Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard sectors).
  • Continue planning the first green corridor
  • Continue to manage park and green space ecosystems, notably by controlling invasive species
  • Increase tree planting, particularly on 6.5 hectares of the Parc-nature du Bois-de-Saraguay, and continue to treat ash trees and reuse wood from felled ash trees 
  • Offer the public 15 new hectares of land in Parc Frédéric-Back

Publications

Sports

  • Inaugurate the Complexe aquatique Rosemont 
  • Plan the work on the Gadbois and Pierrefonds recreation centres
  • Begin work on the baseball area at the Stade Gary-Carter 
  • Invest in improvements to local sports facilities and programs to support sports and water-based recreation
  • Improve the environmental performance of sports facilities and events
  • Support sport organizations that favour good practices related to inclusion, ethics and integrity of participants
  • Support events that encourage a physically active lifestyle
  • Develop the practice of regional sports jointly with the association sector

Declarations et plans

Mont-Royal

  • Plan the transformation of the Camillien-Houde–Remembrance roadways
  • Improve the user experience and protect the mountain’s biodiversity
  • Carry out the work to rehabilitate the marsh
  • Rethink access to the Mount Royal heritage site to guide major development projects in the park