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Happyland Park was an amusement park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Construction started on May 1, 1906, on 13 hectares of land between Aubrey and Dominion streets. Portage Avenue bounded it to the north and the Assiniboine River was to the south. Today this area is part of the Wolseley district of Winnipeg. The total cost to construct the park was about $150,000. The main side of the park fronted 90 meters of the south side of Portage Avenue with a high wooden fence sporting the word "Happyland" and advertisements detailing the amusements to be found inside. The park opened to the public on either May 23 or May 24, 1906.

The main attraction at Happyland Park was the baseball games. The Winnipeg Maroons would play American teams of the Northern League from Duluth, Grand Forks, Fargo, etc. The first game, attended by 4,000 fans, was held on May 24, 1906. It saw the home team lose 7 to 5 to the visiting Duluth team. The park closed in 1922.

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