Parc La Fontaine

Last updated November 11, 2022
Address
3819 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée
Montreal, QC H2L 3A7

Parc La Fontaine, with its 40 hectares of greenery, is a great place for hiking and biking in the summer and for skating and sledding in the winter.

Description

Don’t miss the park’s star bird, the European starling. This brown-feathered bird is renowned for its ability to mimic the songs of other birds. As you stroll through the park, discover a variety of cultural exhibitions being presented in different areas of the park all year long.  

Petanque courts - 2023 season starting in May

Two petanque courts are available during the park’s opening hours. Holders of a playing permit have priority for reservations. This permit is free of charge. To get one, you must complete a form (which will be revealed closer to the next pétanque season) at least five days before you want to reserve the court. Questions? Write to [email protected].

Current projects

Developing a family space

A new play area has been built in the northeastern sector of the park. 

Le Jardin du Petit Monde à bicyclette

Since fall 2020, Avenue Calixa-Lavallée northbound and the parking area for the Pavillon de Calixa-Lavallée have become sites for new cyclists to learn the rules of the Highway Code. There are also introductory skateboarding classes.

Étang La Fontaine

The park’s pond was emptied at the beginning of September because there will be construction in the area for the rest of the fall. 

  • Reprofiling the island behind the Théâtre de Verdure and removing the construction site access path. 
  • Rebuilding a portion of the concrete wall.
  • Connecting two trails in the northeastern sector of the park. 

Construction will be completed in the spring, with a break for the winter.

Facilities

Amenities

  • Changing rooms
  • Children's playground
  • Drinking fountain
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Petanque/boules court
  • Picnic area
  • Snack-bar
  • Toddler playground
  • Washroom

Accessibility

  • Access ramp
  • Accessible parking
  • Stroller-friendly

Directions

Parc La Fontaine
3819 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée
Montreal, QC H2L 3A7