Prospect, South Australia

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Prospect
AdelaideSouth Australia
Population 20,000 (2013 census)
 • Density 4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 5082
Area 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Prospect
Federal Division(s) Adelaide
Suburbs around Prospect:
Regency Park Kilburn
Blair Athol
Enfield
Dudley Park
Devon Park
Prospect Nailsworth
Ovingham Fitzroy Medindie

Prospect is a suburb to the north of the centre of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.

Surrounding suburbs include Kilburn, Fitzroy, and Medindie. The suburb has boundaries of Main North Road to the East; Carter Street, Audley Avenue and Avenue Road to the South; The Gawler railway line on the west and a line 400m north of Regency Road (Livingstone Avenue, Angwin Avenue and Henrietta Street) on the north.

The suburb features many Victorian era houses, and some stately 19th century mansions, although not as grand as those on Fitzroy Terrace. The suburb is very appealing to those who want to live near the city, but not in such busy suburbs as North Adelaide and in the CBD.

The Prospect Road Fashion Food and Wine Affair is hosted annually by the City of Prospect. This event allows local traders to showcase their goods and service in the wider community. This event is generally held on the 2nd Sunday in November.

The western side of Prospect, bounded to the west by Churchill Road, looking to the north

History[edit]

The first Prospect Post Office opened around 1861 and closed around 1872. A Nailsworth office (open from 1861) was renamed Prospect in 1874 and has remained open since then. It was located at First avenue, Nailsworth, with two tall palm trees planted in front of the post office. This was done so people could see where the post office was located from a distance.[1]

In 1940 the area now known as Prospect was a series of localities from north to south

  • west of Prospect Road - Prospect Estate, Highbury and Dudley Park
  • east of Prospect Road - Blair Athol, Prospect Hill, St Johns Wood and Prospect [1]

Parks[edit]

Memorial Gardens[edit]

Memorial Gardens (34°53'7.75"S 138°35'56.91"E) is the largest park in Prospect. It has an open grass area and includes a playground, tennis courts and a performing stage for park events.

Barker Garden[edit]

Barker Garden (34°53'3.39"S 138°35'38.96"E) is a park that is located on Prospect Road.

Dean Street Park[edit]

Dean Street Park (34°52'54.50"S 138°36'5.90"E) is park that is located on the corner of Dean Street and Barker Road. It has a flying fox, and an open lawn space.

Percy Street Park[edit]

Percy Street Park (34°52'41.55"S 138°35'58.69"E) is a small park located on Percy Street. It has a small playground, with an open space of grass.

Bradford Park[edit]

Bradford Park (34°53'37.38"S 138°35'55.14"E) is a very small park located on Bradford Street. It has grass space and a seat for resting.

Saint Helens Park[edit]

Saint Helens Park (34°53'33.35"S 138°35'43.33"E) is a park located on Prospect Road. This park is one of the most popular parks in prospect. With a playground, large open space, rose gardens and climbing trees. Saint Helens Park is also accessible from the back (Koonga Avenue).

Wilson Street Park[edit]

Wilson Street Park (34°53'39.34"S 138°36'3.80"E) is a very small park located on the corner of Wilson Street and Highbury Street. The park has got a resting bench.

Saint Johns Wood Gardens[edit]

Saint Johns Wood Gardens (34°53'1.39"S 138°36'8.47"E) is a park that is located on Main North Road. It has a couple of resting benches with a planned rose garden.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Prospect, South Australia on Trove *[2]

Coordinates: 34°53′02″S 138°35′38″E / 34.884°S 138.594°E / -34.884; 138.594