Westmount Park: An Olmsted Design

Copyright Photo: Westmount Park 2 by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
Copyright Photo: Westmount Park 1 by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
Copyright Photo: Westmount Park 4 by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
Copyright Photo: Westmount Park 5 by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr

Centrally located, Westmount Park is the most popular park in Westmount. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who also designed Mount-Royal Park and Central Park in New York City. Its idyllic walking paths, shady gazebo, indigenous flowers, towering trees and gently flowing pond make it an ideal place to read, sunbathe and picnic. The park is often used by summer newlyweds as a backdrop for photos.

Copyright Photo: Westmount Park 3 by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr



11 comments:

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

I recently watched a PBS special on Olmstead. Am thrilled to see another of his parks. Thank you for sharing.

Bonnie said...

I used to wander through Westmount Park on breaks when I had an office at Sherbrooke and Metcalfe right across the street. Great pics!

Irina said...

It is so beautiful. I could be so happy on this carpet with the book. And oxygen, oh! it is everywhere))

RedPat said...

A perfect post for the 1st day of summer!

Andrew Etchen said...

Hi Ken, I'm from Mississauga Ontario. I like your photos from Montreal. I've been there a few times and absolutely love it there!

Feel free to visit my photo blog so that we can exchange feedback :)

Jarart said...

Every city should be so lucky as to have a park like this one.

Randy said...

That is beautiful park! Nice photos.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Me too! I just love this park.
I actually come here to meditate.

Thanks to everyone for commenting. Your visits really make my day. :)

Arija said...

Goodness, Westmount has become so civilised! Is there still a wild part with a toboggan/ski run?

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Happy you dropped by Arija! Yes, if you come for a visit in the winter, you can still do that. Cheers.

magiceye said...

beautiful captures all