Historic Sites of Manitoba: Munson Park (475 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)

Located on the northeast side of Wellington Crescent in Winnipeg, south of Academy Road, Munson Park is named in commemoration of John Henry Munson, builder of the first house in this area. His home, named “Crescentwood,” would become the name of the neighbourhood. The home was later purchased by James Armstrong Richardson and, in 1976, the land was donated by the Richardson family to the city for development as a public park. It was dedicated on 6 September 1984. A commemorative plaque is situated next to the park gate.

Munson Park entrance and commemorative plaque

Munson Park entrance and commemorative plaque (August 2017)
Source: George Penner

Munson Park plaque

Munson Park plaque (June 2022)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87365, W97.15878
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Henry Munson (1859-1918)

Memorable Manitobans: James Armstrong Richardson (1885-1939)

Memorable Manitobans: Kathleen M. Richardson (1928-2019)


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank George Penner for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 September 2019

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