PARKS & RECREATIONAL SPACES
In 1984 Kahnawakerohnon Alwyn Morris won a gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in K2 Kayaking 1,000 m and a bronze in K2 Kayaking 500 m. In addition to the many honours bestowed upon him, a park was dedicated to him later that year by the community.
BASEBALL PARK / KATERI PARK
The baseball diamond across from the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre was built through fundraising by the Kahnawake Mixed Softball League. Significant upgrades include the addition of lighting in 2006 and a covered swingset in 2012 through donations by local business owners.
In 2009 this park was the Capital Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, twice. The second time was to replace the prior playground which had been burned down as a result of mischief.
CLAY MOUNTAINS / FIRST PARK
First Park was built in the Clay Mountains area by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake’s Technical Services and Capital Unit in 1995.
CLAY MOUNTAINS / SECOND PARK
Second Park was built in the Clay Mountains area by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake’s Technical Services and Capital Unit in 1995.
The Fitness Park was built along the Recreation Path with the purpose of encouraging those running, walking or cycling to do interval training. This park was built with funding received from the Physical Activity Initiative and Onkwatakaritatshera, Kahnawake’s One Health Agency in 2016.
Built in 1992 to honour the memory of Watio Splicer, a young man who died too soon. The park was created by neighbours who donated funds and a piece of property to create a park. Major upgrades to the ballfield have been carried out by Kahnawake Minor Baseball with donations from local business owners.
ORVILLE STANDUP MEMORIAL PARK
The Orville Standup Memorial Park was built in 2015 to commemorate a great man who spent much of his life volunteering to help the youth and needy of the community. This park was built through donations by family and friends as well as a series of fundraisers.
OSHA park was built in 2013 by Capital Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. The acronym stands for Old School House Area.
Technically, Phase I of the Recreation Path began in 1994 as a result of lobbying on behalf of the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project. Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Technical Services and the Capital Unit have begun expanding the path again as a result of community requests. It will eventually connect Chateauguay to Montreal and St-Constant.
SESAME STREET PARK
This park was built in 1978 and has seen much wear and tear over the years. Unfortunately most of the equipment has been removed due to safety code reasons. There is currently a plan to revitalize the park and install a mini putt, which should be completed by the end of summer 2019.
The Kahnawake Skateboard Park was built in 2007 as a result of a community member fundraising and lobbying the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake in order to create a facility for her son and other children who had nowhere safe to skate.
Technically part of the Orville Standup Memorial Park, the Splashpad was built in 2017 as a result of a partnership between members of Kahnawake’s business community, community organizations and private individuals donating to a great cause.