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Manitoba History No. 89
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McKittrick Park (790 Rathgar Avenue, Winnipeg)

The 6.25-acre site contained 42 property lots and was originally bounded by Beresford Avenue, Rathgar Avenue, Cockburn Street South, and the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. It was owned by Martin T. McKittrick, who offered the property to the city around the May or June of 1924 for the purposes of establishing a park. The Parks Board accepted his offer on 5 June 1924 and, in turn, named the park in his honour. A wading pool and dressing room were constructed in the park in the summer of 1929 at a cost of $2,900.

McKittrick Park

McKittrick Park (September 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.85780, W97.14386
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Martin T. McKittrick (c1863-1927)

Sources:

“Parks board accepts offer,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 June 1924, page 3.

“McKittrick Park is given name of donor,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 June 1924, page 7.

“Nine city parks are visited by aldermen,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 July 1925, page 4.

“St. Vital Park construction is under way,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1929, page 5.

“More reservoir facilities for city held need,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 june 1929, page 5.

“Playground directors receive instructions,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 July 1929, page 3.

“Arbor Day feature here is planting of tree by mayor,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 May 1934, page 1.

“Emulate the pioneers, says mayor as he plants a tree,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 May 1940, page 15.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 September 2014

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