Parc Frédéric-Back: A unique metamorphosis

First it was the old Miron Quarry, then a landfill site, then the Complexe environnemental de Saint-Michel ... Now a large park has been unveiled and is taking shape.
Parc Frédéric-Back

This vast green space unfolds in beauty with the opening of two new sectors: the Boisé Est and the Parvis Papineau. In the central area of ​​the park, activities and open-air shows are offered.

The large loop surrounding the park is also redesigned: a new signage and the installation of powerful lighting makes it easy to move around the site.

Throughout the walk, the visitor discovers several picnic areas and places of interest, including public works of art and belvederes, including a 360-degree viewpoint that offers a view of the city center, Mount -Royal and the Olympic Stadium. An attraction not to be missed: the spheres covering the wells of capture of biogas, of a particular design, which become phosphorescent at dusk!

Anamnèse 1+1 by Alain-Martin Richard 

Artist Alain-Martin Richard designed Anamnèse 1+1 by calling on collective memory and its relationship with residents by creating a dialogue process with residents. The site features 30 stones, on which images and words from neighbourhood residents are engraved. The work also includes an aluminum mass molded out of bundles of compressed fabric. It evokes the composting activities on the site as well as the former quarry.

The complete development of this metropolitan park dedicated to the environment, culture and sports will be around 2023. For more information on programming, click here

This project is being financed by the Ville de Montréal.
Investment by the city: $26.6 million
  • Parc Frédéric-Back
  • Parc Frédéric-Back
  • Parc Frédéric-Back
    Photos : Frédérique Ménard-Aubin