Maisonneuve Park, one of the largest urban parks in Montreal, is a 63-hectare piece of green space, located in east-end Montreal. Its simple greenery is a welcome contrast to the intensively landscaped Botanical Garden which adjoins it and which had been a part of the original Maisonneuve Park set aside in 1936 to become the Botanical Garden.
The park is named after Montreal’s founder Paul Chomedey sieur de Maisonneuve. It was established in 1910. The park is a unique place where people enjoy walking day or night, bicycling on its bike trail which runs all the way around the park. The center of the park is a calm area where people enjoy picnics and tranquility and is very popular among young people and families. The "loop" section of the bicycle path is 3.1 km long.
This does not include the path outside the fenced area, along Sherbrooke St. Maisonneuve Park is essentially an open space with nicely groomed lawns and clumps of trees, crossed north-south by a major bike path and crossed here and there by footpaths. The park is situated on the bike path that runs along Rachel Street from Mont Royal. In summer, guests can do some cycling, hiking and in-line skating. All summer, the park presents fairs and popular gatherings.
Maisonneuve Park is the site of a celebratory concert and popular gathering on Quebec's Fete St. Jean, on June 24, but it’s the perfect place to relax. Maisonneuve Park is an urban park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough. In wintertime the park is used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and there are skating rinks. Originally, part of the existing park was an 18-hole golf course for some years, which encouraged a certain kind of landscaping, although this ended with the 1970s and the city's golf course is now over on the far side of Viau.
To get to Maisonneuve Park you should go to Viau metro and walk up the hill.
The 185 bus gets you closest. The bus starts out at Frontenac metro and runs eastward.