Westmount Park

Monday’s walk through the park – just before the city “opened their non-potable water taps” and filled the lagoon.

Many years ago, the Glen stream coursed through the park terminating in St. Henri forming a lake. The park’s stream is still extant coursing through underground conduits.  The lake, however, was drained to allow residential and transportation development.

The wisdom of the stream’s fate, through the park, is an issue that is still open for debate.

 

Westmount Park

Another casualty from last night’s wind storm. In addition, the City’s crews have reduced the number of trees in the park, this past season, due to desease and simply “old age”. This is evident in number of huge tree stumps along the park’s walkways.

 

Westmount Park

A Spring day during our walk through the park.  The snow is melting, like retreating ancient glaciers, revealing what will appear in the months to follow.