Ascot Park, South Australia

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Ascot Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Ascot Park is located in Greater Adelaide
Ascot Park
Ascot Park
Coordinates 34°59′17″S 138°33′32″E / 34.988°S 138.559°E / -34.988; 138.559Coordinates: 34°59′17″S 138°33′32″E / 34.988°S 138.559°E / -34.988; 138.559
Population
Postcode(s) 5043
LGA(s) City of Marion
State electorate(s) Elder
Federal Division(s) Boothby
Hindmarsh
Suburbs around Ascot Park:
Plympton Park South Plympton Edwardstown
Park Holme Ascot Park Edwardstown
Marion Mitchell Park Clovelly Park

Ascot Park is a suburb in the south-western part of Adelaide in the City of Marion. It was named after Ascot Racecourse in England.[3]

Ascot Park is bordered in the west by Marion Road, to the north by Wood Street, in the east by Railway Terrace and to the south by Daws Road. It is adjacent to Park Holme, Edwardstown, South Plympton and Mitchell Park.

Transport[edit]

The Seaford railway line stops at Ascot Park railway station and both the Seaford and Tonsley train line stops at Woodlands Park station], and the bus route M44 runs from Golden Grove in the north-eastern suburbs through the city centre, through Ascot Park and its adjoining suburbs to Marion Shopping Centre.

Reserves[edit]

There are three reserves in Ascot Park. First Avenue Reserve is located in the middle of First Avenue which contains a playground facility, a barbecue and an open, grassed area. Another reserve is between Sixth Avenue and Allison Street. This area contains a playground, a shelter with a table and a grassed area. This reserve is also fenced off so is suitable for dogs to be unleashed. A third reserve is located at the corner of Charles Street and Albert Street, on the eastern side of the Tonsley railway line.[4]

Facilities[edit]

There are no schools located in the suburb but the school named for it, Ascot Park Primary School, is located on the western side of Marion Road in the neighbouring suburb of Park Holme. Similarly, the nearest kindergarten is the Ascot Park Kindergarten, also located on the western side of Marion Road in Park Holme.

The suburb contains two churches on Fifth Avenue and Wood Street, and the Ascot Park Scout Group is located on Sixth Avenue.

Ascot Park also contains a minor shopping centre that consists of a supermarket, chemist and two take-away shops on the eastern side Marion Road.

Ascot Park Post Office opened on 1 June 1918 but was renamed Park Holme North in 1966 before closing in 1985.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ascot Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ascot Park (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ascot Park, South Australia". Placenames Online. Government of South Australia Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure. Retrieved 14 September 2007. [dead link]
  4. ^ 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4. 
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.