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Assiniboine Park

Designing and Developing a People's Playground

August 8, 2019 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781773370125
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In 1904, Assiniboine Park was conceived as a people's playground, a place devoid of commercial amusements where all classes of Winnipeggers could relax and rejuvenate in idyllic and Arcadian surroundings. The book traces the development of the park and its infrastructure--the layout of fields, forests and gardens, the two pavilions, the conservatories and the zoo--and how this corresponded with an ever-evolving Winnipeg. It explains the actions, conflicts, and arguments of a colorful cast of politicians and bureaucrats who made the park what it is today. The story of Assiniboine Park is told within the wider context of the evolution of urban parks in Canada and the United States.

About this Author

David Spector is a retired Winnipeg-based historian and former Parks Canada research manager. He has published numerous articles and reports throughout his career, primarily focusing in the history of Western Canada. Having a life-long interest in the subject, he researched and wrote Assiniboine Park as a retirement pastime. He also leads hikes and historical walks for Nature Manitoba.

ISBN: 9781773370125
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 240
Publisher: Great Plains Publications
Published: 2019-08-08

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