Willow Park, Calgary

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Willow Park
Neighbourhood
Willow Park is located in Calgary
Willow Park
Willow Park
Location of Willow Park in Calgary
Coordinates: 50°57′30″N 114°03′33″W / 50.95833°N 114.05917°W / 50.95833; -114.05917Coordinates: 50°57′30″N 114°03′33″W / 50.95833°N 114.05917°W / 50.95833; -114.05917
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SE
Ward 14
Established 1965
Annexed 1956
Government[1]
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Peter Demong
Area
 • Total 3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Total 5,307
 • Average Income $63,588
Website Willow Park Community Association

Willow Park is a residential neighbourhood in the south-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is bounded to the west by Macleod Trail, to the south by Anderson Road, to the north by Southland Drive and to the east by the community of Maple Ridge. The Willow Park golf course bisects the neighbourhood from west to east, while Fairmont Drive crosses from south to north. Southcentre Mall and Willow Park shopping village are located in the south-east corner of the neighbourhood.

It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 14 councillor.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Willow Park had a population of 5,229 living in 2,282 dwellings, a -1.5% change from its 2011 population of 5,308.[3] With a land area of 3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,538/km2 (3,980/sq mi) in 2012.[3][4]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $63,588 in 2000, and there were 10.8% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[5] As of 2000, 15.4% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 9.5% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 18.2% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

Education[edit]

The community is served by Fred Seymour Elementary, Willow Park Middle School, Maple Ridge Elementary and R.T. Alderman Junior High public schools, as well as by St. William Elementary School (catholic).

Unfortunately, Fred Seymour Elementary School was closed in November 2006,[citation needed] but was later reopened as a French Immersion School.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Willow Park Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  3. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results". City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 12 Profile". Retrieved 2007-05-09. 

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