Central Park - Historic Places Days

Central Park

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Type
Park/Landscape
Address
367 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Central Park is one of the oldest parks in Winnipeg. In 1892, the Winnipeg Public Parks Board was created, and bought land in the city for the creation of public parks. Central Park opened in 1894,  and over the next few years many houses and apartment blocks went up in the surrounding area. It was a popular place for people to relax and enjoy nature within the city. In 2009, the park got a $5.6-million makeover. It was expanded to Ellice Avenue, and got the popular splash pad and soccer pitch that can be seen there today.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

Did you know? The gothic fountain in Central Park is called the Waddell Fountain. It is named after Emily Waddell, who died in 1909. Her will stated that if her husband were to remarry, he would first have to have a fountain worth $10,000 built in Central Park in her honour. Mr. Waddell fundraised the money, and was finally allowed to remarry in 1914.

Location

367 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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