Winston Park

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Winston Park
Winston Park is located in South Africa
Winston Park
Winston Park
 Winston Park shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°47′50″S 30°47′40″E / 29.79722°S 30.79444°E / -29.79722; 30.79444Coordinates: 29°47′50″S 30°47′40″E / 29.79722°S 30.79444°E / -29.79722; 30.79444
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Main Place Gillitts
Government
 • Ward Councillor Rick Crouch[1][2][3] (Democratic Alliance)
Area[4]
 • Total 5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 2,772
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[4]
 • Black African 13.3%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 2.8%
 • White 82.8%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[4]
 • English 81.7%
 • Zulu 7.3%
 • Afrikaans 7.0%
 • Xhosa 1.3%
 • Other 2.7%
Postal code (street) 3610
This article is about the present-day South African community. For the former incorporated city of Winston Park in the United States, see Taylor Mill, Kentucky.

Winston Park is a small residential area that lies between Gillitts and Hillcrest in the Upper Highway Area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Properties in the area are relatively expensive and houses range in size from small condominium developments to several mansions.

There is a small school called Winston Park Primary School, situated at the entrance to the renowned Jan Smuts Avenue. Jan Smuts Avenue is the suburb's main street and is lined with approximately 2 km of very large and old Plane Trees. Winston Park hosts the Gillitts Sports Club, consisting of the separately managed Gillitts Squash Club and Gillitts Bowling Club - situated in Vian Road. The field adjacent to the squash courts was once home to the Highway United soccer club, but is now a designated community sports and recreational field for the use of local residents.

Winston Park also forms part of the Comrades Marathon route, and every year the residents flock to the four way stop and Old Main Road to cheer on the runners. In the 2010 race the 14:00 cut off point was based near the Winston Park Caltex Garage.[5]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • The Highway Mail, 1 June 2011.
  • The Hilltop, 2 June 2011.
  • Independent Electoral Commission (South Africa), 9 June 2011.