Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carey Park (Kingston Row, Winnipeg)
As the surrounding residential neighbourhood in St. Vital (now Winnipeg) began development in 1910 under the partnership of Richard Edwin Gunn and Richard Moses Batten (1879-1923), this site at the southeast corner of Kingston Row and Killarney Street was left as a public park. The property was largely undeveloped, save for potential landscaping, groundskeeping, and with a diagonal pathway that bisects the park being present since the early 1940s; itself plausibly the result of local students walking to and from Windsor School. It was named posthumously, sometime between 1960 and 1988, for local municipal official and naturalist Harold Eric Carey.
“Windsor Park,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 May 1910, page 3.
McPhillips’ Map of the City Winnipeg, City of St. Boniface and Vicinity, 1910.
“St. Vital --- Windsor Park,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 April 1911, page 3.
[Chataway’s Map of Greater Winnipeg, 1912.]
Photograph Collection, Item i04017 - Aerial view of Riverview, St. Vital, and Wildwood, City of Winnipeg Archives.
“River bank paradise,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 1988, page 69.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
We thank George Penner and Gordon Wakeling for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 22 May 2022