Parc La Fontaine

Last updated May 16, 2024
Address
3819 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée
Montreal, QC H2L 3A7

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.  

Bocce (pétanque)

Two bocce/pétanque courts are available during the park’s opening hours.

The 2024 season will run from June 8th to October 20th.

Priority is given to permit holders. The permit is free of charge. To obtain one, please fill out this form (offered in French only) at least five days before the desired reservation.

Any questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Filling of the pond basins

Due to renovation works, the filling of the pond basins is scheduled to take place during the first week of June.

Use of a barbecue in the picnic area

It is prohibited to use a barbecue powered by charcoal or any other fuel, except propane gas or butane, in order to improve the quality of life and safety in our parks and to prevent fire risks to urban furniture as well as waste enclosures. It is also prohibited to abandon any empty gas or butane canisters.

Park Ice Rinks

In addition to the pond, three other ice rinks are available in Parc La Fontaine:

  • Large team sports ice rink
  • Small team sports ice rink
  • La Fontaine chalet ice rink

Equipment rental at the Parc La Fontaine welcome center

  • Monday to Friday: from 11 am to 7 pm (possibility of extending until 8 pm depending on attendance)
  • Saturday and Sunday: from 10 am to 10 pm The last rentals are allowed one hour before closing.

Winter Trail Accessibility

Current projects

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.

Work in parc La Fontaine: ongoing projects

The restoration of masonry structures, the installation of a drainage system, and the refurbishment of storm sewer pipes are currently underway in La Fontaine Park. Here is everything you need to know about this construction site.

Wading pools closures  

The 2 wading pools near Rue Rachel Est will remain closed for the summer. The replacement of this aquatic equipment, as well as the restoration of the swimmers’ pavilion, are planned as part of the Family zone development project.

Portable toilets
From May to October, temporary portable toilets are installed in the park.

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
  • Drop-off zone
  • Reserved parking spaces (permit)
  • Stroller-friendly

Calendar

Visit the French page to see other events at this location.

Directions

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